March 21, 2019 | People in Burnaby will soon have increased access to team-based health care with the launch of three primary-care networks (PCNs) and the opening of the new Burnaby Urgent and Primary Care Centre (UPCC) in May 2019.
Together, the PCNs and UPCC will recruit approximately 68 new health-care providers over the next three years. This includes 10 general practitioners, 10 new nurse practitioners, three clinical pharmacists and 45 nursing and allied health-care professionals.
The three networks will be the Brentwood/Hastings PCN, Edmonds PCN and Metrotown PCN. With the new and existing providers, they will improve access to care, strengthen support for patients and providers, and see community partners work to attach thousands of patients in Burnaby to regular primary care. A fourth PCN located in the Lougheed region will be developed in the future.