Diabetes Clinic at GWM hospital in Perth slated to close

February 15, 2017 by

Lake News Logo 02 WideThe specialized clinic for diabetes patients at the Great War Memorial Hospital campus of the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital is shutting down.

It has been open for 28 years, and its education efforts are credited with saving countless diabetes patients from being hospitalized.

Perth Mayor John Fenik said the clinic's services will be moving to other facilities in Brockville and Smiths Falls.

According to an entry in the minutes from Perth council's most recent committee of the whole meeting, the clinic's services will become part of the Rideau Valley Diabetes Agency in Smiths Falls in a cost saving move.

The decision to close the clinic was made by the hospital's board last summer, but was only announced last week.

The clinic will close at the end of March.