August 5, 2020 | Government is transforming everyday health care for people living in the North Shore region by establishing three networks of team-based primary care providers, which will bring additional resources and strengthened support to the region.
Over the next four years, across the three networks in the North Shore region, residents will benefit from an additional 62 full-time equivalent health-care providers who will provide better access to primary care. This includes 17 family physicians, one new nurse practitioner and 44 additional health-care professionals ranging from registered nurses, to allied health-care professionals, social workers, Indigenous health co-ordinators and clinical pharmacists.
“As part of our government’s primary care strategy, we’re making life better for everyone in B.C. with team-based health care through primary care networks to provide a seamless patient-centred experience that is responsive to the unique needs of each community,” said Adrian Dix, Minister of Health. “The North Shore primary care networks will address long-standing gaps in everyday health care for people living in the communities making up the North Shore region so that patients can get the care they need, when they need it, closer to home.”
The North Shore primary care networks are a result of a partnership between the Ministry of Health, Vancouver Coastal Health, North Shore Division of Family Practice and the Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.