During a press conference Thursday, former premier John Horgan announced a new integrated health-care centre will be built in the heart of Sooke village by 2025.
The new facility will combine the community health centre (CHC) and urgent- and primary-care centre (UPCC) at a future development planned for 6671 Wadams Way.
“Improving access to health-care services for people in B.C. is a key priority for our government,” said John Horgan, MLA for Langford-Juan de Fuca.
“This centre will be critical to meeting the health-care needs of people living in Sooke and surrounding areas, now and in the future, and I am proud that people in the region will soon benefit from being able to access the care they need, close to home.”
Once open, the clinic will consolidate local primary-care services from West Coast Family Medicine Clinic and other community services into a single location, making it easier for people to access the health services they need.
There are currently about 19 health-care workers, including 11 family physicians in the clinic, working with Island Health staff in the area.
The team of clinical providers is expected to include family physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, mental-health and substance-use workers and other allied health providers.
The new staff will supplement the existing staff working at West Coast Family Medicine Clinic.