Barsby medical clinic aims for January start date

Nanaimo News Bulletin, December 9, 2019.

A medical clinic slated to open at John Barsby Secondary School aims to have services available by January.

The project committee, which includes representatives from the Nanaimo school district, doctors and nurses, recently secured $200,000 from A GP for Me, a provincial initiative that receives money from the BC government and Doctors of BC, the provincial wing of the Canadian Medical Association.

According to Dr. Wilma Arruda, a pediatrician and project leader, health nurse and general practitioner, time for Barsby students could be among the first services.