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Kelowna is getting an urgent health care centre

An urgent health care centre is coming to Kelowna. The first such centre opened in Kamloops last year.
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September 19, 2019 - 1:32 PM

KELOWNA - Kelowna will get the 11th urgent primary health care centre in B.C.

Health Minister Adrian Dix made the announcement today at the care centre’s location at the Capri Centre Mall.

It’s expected to open by December and serve 63,000 patient visits by 2022. It will provide 22 new clinical and non-clinical jobs with an annual budget of about $4 million.

The first such facility opened in Kamloops last year.

The idea is to serve people who do not have family doctors and allow them to see doctors outside regular business hours. it will be open seven days a week, including evenings.

“The priority of the many people who think of health care a lot is ensuring that people get well and stay well in community,” Dix said during the news conference.

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