Windsor Essex Community Health Centre Ground Breaking Ceremonies Future Site of New Sandwich Location
 
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Windsor Essex Community Health Centre Ground Breaking Ceremonies Future Site of New Sandwich Location

Monday, October 16, 2017

Media Release
For Immediate Release – October 16, 2017
Windsor Essex Community Health Centre Ground Breaking Ceremonies Future Site of New Sandwich Location
Two years ago, the services provided for over two decades by Windsor Essex Community Health Centre’s Sandwich location moved from the basement of Forster High School to modular office units on the corner of College Ave & Brock Ave. This temporary location is situated directly across the street from the future site.
WECHC Sandwich Ground Breaking Media Release 16 October 2017 - Final Page 2 of 3 The new location will allow for enhanced healthcare and community programs for existing and new clients in west Windsor.
WECHC provides primary care, illness prevention & health promotion to individuals in our community who face barriers in accessing health care for their complex needs.
WECHC helps people better manage their own health to improve their quality of life, reduce emergency room visits, and allows individuals to remain in their homes longer.
Patrick Brown, Executive Director says “The new Sandwich location will provide a permanent home that will better serve the community and our clients by breaking down the barriers to health access”.
Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care supports the WECHC saying, “We are thrilled to invest in the Windsor Essex Community Health Centre because of their critical role in providing care to people who need it most. Our government is committed to ensuring all Ontarians have access to high-quality care, closer to home, and this is an important and significant step in achieving this goal”.
Mayor Drew Dilkens says, “I am pleased to see that work is starting on Windsor Essex Community Health Centre’s new location. The planning and approval process has been long and at times challenging and I commend the team at WECHC for their passion and determination. This important next step will solidify the commitment by the WECHC, the City, the Province and the LHIN to ensure that medical and wellness services remain readily available to residents in the West End Community and all residents in Windsor.”
Martin Girash, Ph.D., C.Psych., Chair, Board of Directors, Erie St. Clair LHIN supports the WECHC saying “It has been inspiring to watch the Windsor Essex CHC’s journey from Forster High School to the modular facility on the former College Street Community Site. Now to see the beginning of the development of a permanent facility on this site speaks to the dedication of the WECHC to the residents of West Windsor. It also is testimony to the advocacy of Barb Bjarneson, our former Erie St. Clair Board member, who reminded us every month of our responsibility to this project. While the modular facility has allowed quality health care services for local residents, having a permanent facility should reassure West Windsor residents that they will have partners in health for years to come. It is an honour for the Erie St. Clair LHIN to have been part of this development”.
WECHC Sandwich Ground Breaking Media Release 16 October 2017 - Final Page 3 of 3 Minister Hoskins has sent his regrets for the Ceremony today but has issued a statement of congratulations and support:
“Congratulations to the Windsor Essex Community Health Centre on this exciting and important ground breaking celebration. Our government is thrilled to support community health centres like yours because they are critical to providing interdisciplinary health care services for their community. Thanks to your centre and hardworking staff, your community will soon have a one-stop shop for the health care services they need most. Making services easily accessible, closer to home, is a core goal of our government’s Patients First Action Plan, and supporting the Windsor Essex Community Health Centre is part of achieving this important goal.”

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