Ministry of Health: Transforming primary care in Saanich Peninsula, western communities

September 15, 2020

September 15, 2020 | Government is transforming everyday health care for communities in southern Vancouver Island regions by establishing two primary care networks, which will bring additional resources and strengthened support to the region. 

“As part of our government’s primary care strategy, we’re making life healthier and better for everyone in BC. Through primary care networks, we are providing team-based health care and giving people a seamless patient-centred experience that is responsive to the unique needs of each community,” said Adrian Dix, Minister of Health. “The primary care networks in the Saanich Peninsula and western communities will bring meaningful change in the communities by helping more local residents access the comprehensive care they need and deserve, closer to home.”

The Ministry of Health will provide approximately $4.9 million in annual funding to the Saanich Peninsula primary care network once it is fully established, and approximately $10.3 million in annual funding for the western communities once it is fully established.

The Saanich Peninsula Primary Care network is a collaboration between the Ministry of Health, the South Island Division of Family Practice, W̱SÁNEĆ First Nation communities of Tseycum, Tsawout, Tsartlip and Pauquachin, patient partners, First Nations Health Authority, Island Health and municipalities.

The Western Communities Primary Care Network is a collaboration between the Ministry of Health, South Island Division of Family Practice, local First Nations communities of T’Sou-ke, Scia’new (Beecher Bay), Pacheedaht (Port Renfrew), Songhees and Esquimalt, Island Health, patient partners and municipalities.

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