MUHC inaugurates Family Medicine Clinic at Queen Elizabeth Health Complex


The MUHC inaugurates a new family medicine clinic at the Queen Elizabeth Health Complex in the CDN-NDG borough today. The clinic brings the MUHC Family Medicine Department into the community and closer to other primary care services that patients need.

The new clinic consolidates family medicine services previously offered at the Royal Victoria and Montreal General Hospitals of the MUHC. In addition to the MUHC Family Medicine clinic, a wide range of community-oriented health and social services are located at the Queen Elizabeth Health Complex (QEHC), including radiology, physiotherapy, nutritional counselling, mental health services and services for seniors. A number of medical specialists also have offices there.

"This new clinical space at the Queen Elizabeth is just what the doctor ordered for our patients," says Dr. Martin Dawes, Chief of Family Medicine at the MUHC and Chair of Family Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University. He notes that the new clinic is located within steps of the future Glen Campus of the MUHC. "This is an ideal setting and we are pleased to partner with the Queen Elizabeth Health Complex to provide and develop integrated primary care services for patients in one convenient location."

"The Family Medicine Clinic is a perfect fit with QEHC's unique model of health service delivery," added Ms. Miriam Green, Chairman of the Board of the QEHC. "It's a wonderful complement to our Imaging Department, our Specialty and Walk-In clinics, helping us provide as many services as possible under one roof."

"Because our Family Medicine Clinic is now integrated in a centre with other community services, we will be able to provide more efficient care and better continuity of care to our patients," says MUHC Director of Professional Services Dr. Françoise Chagnon. She noted that the new clinic is fully networked with all MUHC labs and other diagnostic services.

The MUHC Family Medicine Clinic includes two full-time nurses, a rotation of 15 doctors, a phlebotomist and support staff. Over 10,000 patients are seen at the clinic each year. Clinic hours are Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. The Queen Elizabeth Health Complex is accessible by bus and metro, with convenient parking and wheelchair access.

The move to the Queen Elizabeth Health Complex is part of the overall redevelopment plan for the MUHC.

About the McGill University Health Centre
The McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) is a comprehensive academic health institution with an international reputation for excellence. The MUHC is a merger of five teaching hospitals affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University — the Montreal Children's, Montreal General, Royal Victoria, and Montreal Neurological hospitals, as well as the Montreal Chest Institute. Building on the tradition of excellence of the founding hospitals, the goal of the MUHC is to provide patient care based on the most advanced knowledge in the health care field and to contribute to the development of new knowledge.

About the MUHC Redevelopment Project
Guided by its mission and its role as the nerve centre of the McGill integrated university hospital network, the MUHC is carrying out a $1.579-billion Redevelopment Project that will help the government achieve its vision for academic medicine in Quebec. Excellence in patient care, research, education and technology assessment will be fostered on two state-of-the-art campuses — the Mountain and the Glen — and through strong relationships with health care partners. Each LEED-registered campus will be designed to provide patients and their families with "The Best Care For Life" in a healing environment that is anchored in best sustainable development practices, including BOMA Go Green guidelines.

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