Primary Care Network
Since 2018, the Central Island Division has been working toward launching a Primary Care Network (PCN) in Oceanside. A PCN is a clinical network of physicians and other providers in a geographic area who work together in new ways to expand team-based supports for family practitioners and patients.
In Oceanside, Collaborative Services Committee began the process of stakeholder and community engagement and writing the PCN Service Plan. The final Service Plan was submitted to Island Health in June 2019 and supported in September 2019. In March 2020 the Ministry of Health approved a four-year Service Plan for a PCN in the Oceanside area and a member meeting took place to outline the work of the Oceanside PCN. A PCN Steering Committee was then formed to oversee the implementation and ongoing operation of the PCN.
The Ministry of Health approved the following positions for the Oceanside PCN, to be filled over the next four years.
- Three Family Practitioners
- Seven Nurse Practitioners
- Rapid Response nursing team
- First Nations Traditional Knowledge Keeper
- First Nations Mental Health Social Worker
- A Clinical Pharmacist
- A PCN Manager & Administrative Assistant