Waterloo Wellington Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) is pleased to announce the opening of a new CCAC Nursing Clinic, located in the Minto Rural Health Centre, 450 Whites Road, Suite 703 in Palmerston.
The clinic, which opened May 2, 2016, is the fifth CCAC Nursing Clinic across Waterloo Wellington LHIN making specialized nursing care even more accessible to our communities. The clinic will operate seven days a week, including holidays. Patients will be seen by appointment only. Free parking is available on site.
The nurses in our clinics provide wound management, intramuscular or subcutaneous injections, catheter removal and/or re-insertion, intravenous therapy, and other ambulatory nursing care. Pediatric patients of any age can also receive these services.
There are many benefits for patients to receive care through a CCAC nursing clinic. Patients have quick and easy access to nursing services and can schedule appointments at their convenience - no waiting at home or visiting the Emergency Department for care. Getting out into the community supports independence, and provides an opportunity to socially interact with others.
Expanding our ambulatory nursing clinics also creates capacity for our in-home community nursing teams by supporting those patients who are unable to leave their home to access nursing care.
Upon receiving a referral, the WWCCAC will assess the patient's needs and determine if they are best suited to receive care in one of our community nursing clinics, or if they require in-home nursing care. For some, care may begin in-home and as a patient becomes more mobile, they will be transitioned to a community clinic.
Click here for information on all five nursing clinics.