Building a Community Health Centre One Square Foot at a Time: The tough task of keeping health professionals in an area that's economically depressed.

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Building a Community Health Centre One Square Foot at a Time: The tough task of keeping health professionals in an area that's economically depressed.

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Thursday, November 4, 2010 - 3:12pm

For many small, rural towns across Canada, the healthcare challenge is not only attracting but also keeping practitioners in the community. In Caledonia, Nova Scotia, the community had been successful at the first. They had a team of doctors and a nurse practitioner who played an integral role in the life of the community. But they still faced the challenge of keeping their team in the community. The doctors had been working in the town’s former liquor store - a renovated double-wide trailer. It was adequate, but only just. When Renate Bennett, the new Nurse Practitioner, arrived, she found herself working in a much smaller trailer that lacked both insulation and running water. 

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For more information on North Queens Community Health Centre, contact:

Address:
North Queens Community Health Centre
1058 Albany Road RR#2
Caledonia, NS B0T 1B0
Phone: 902-682-2662

Visit: http://northqueens.ednet.ns.ca/pages/medctr.html to learn more about the history of the North Queens Community Health Centre.

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