“They’re practicing at Soldiers Memorial Hospital in the short term,” said Health Minister Leo Glavine, MLA for Kings West.
“They’re gradually building up their practice.”
Parsons Investments LTD is working with the Department of Health and Wellness to plot out the transformation of the former Foodland grocery store in Kingston. It will become a modern medical clinic offering a variety of services.
“The one in Kingston will go through two stages of development. We have two doctors that will move in immediately and then as doctors currently in the community retire, there will be a second stage of development,” said Glavine.
Glavine said the recent establishment of the provincial health authority has caused some delays while a framework for the creation of new medical clinics is ironed out, but the project is progressing.
“The clinic is being designed around four full-time physicians, a nurse practitioner and two family practice nurses,” he said, adding that there is a potential to have more health-related support services located within that building.
Health officials will likely have a better idea of when the clinic will open later this month, Glavine said.
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