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New Richmond UPCC to provide health care closer to home

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Office of the Premier

New Richmond UPCC to provide health care closer to home

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Jen Holmwood
Press Secretary
Deputy Communications Director
Office of the Premier
jen.holmwood@gov.bc.ca
250 818-4881
Ministry of Health
Communications
250 952-1887 (media line)
Media Contacts
Jen Holmwood
Press Secretary
Deputy Communications Director
Office of the Premier
jen.holmwood@gov.bc.ca
250 818-4881
Ministry of Health
Communications
250 952-1887 (media line)

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What people are saying about the Richmond UPCC

Aman Singh, MLA for Richmond-Queensborough –

“Many people living within Richmond often find it difficult to access the everyday health care they need for themselves and their families. Through this urgent and primary care centre, patients will have better access to team-based care and to get attached to a primary care provider, if they do not have one.”  

Henry Yao, MLA for Richmond South Centre –

“The new urgent and primary care centre in Richmond is an exciting step forward for our community. I am looking forward to the urgent, primary and attachment services that I know will make a big difference in the lives of residents, including my family.”

Kelly Greene, MLA for Richmond-Steveston –

“Better access to comprehensive, everyday health care that connects patients with a team of health-care professionals is much needed in our community. Richmond’s new urgent and primary care centre will make sure these primary-care needs are met.”

Vivian Eliopoulos, interim president and CEO, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority –

“Vancouver Coastal Health is pleased to enhance access to care for more people in the community of Richmond. The new Richmond Urgent and Primary Care Centre allows us to provide urgent health-care services, as well as primary care to seniors, the medically frail and clients with mental health and social work needs. Residents can expect expanded health-care services, with extended hours, when we open the permanent UPCC in Richmond next year.”

Dr. Matthew Chow, president, Doctors of BC –

“We look forward to the integration of the Richmond UPCC in hopes it will strengthen primary care in the community. Doctors of BC has a strong interest in ensuring people have access to the health-care services they need. We also emphasize the importance of measures that strengthen the long-term relationships between patients and their family doctor. These relationships have been shown to improve health outcomes, help avoid preventable illness and reduce the cost of health care.” 

Michael Sandler, executive director, Nurses and Nurse Practitioners of BC—

“Nurses and nurse practitioners of B.C. are pleased to see that the knowledge, skills and expertise of the entire health-care team will be utilized to improve access to health care for all British Columbians through urgent and primary care clinics. We believe that this approach will be pivotal in ensuring B.C. families can access health-care services, and we are excited to see the opening of another urgent and primary care clinic in B.C.”

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