Mayor Fenik expects Diabetes clinic change to be positive

February 27, 2017 by

PGWMChanges in provincial funding are forcing area hospitals to seek some services from other agencies.

In Perth, the Great War Memorial Hospital is dropping its diabetes clinics and turning to Rideau Community Health Services, an organization that has nearly 20 years of experience providing diabetes education to clients in the region.

Perth Mayor John Fenik told Lake 88 it’s a good fit. "They provide, excellent, excellent care to those affiliated with diabetes. They’ve been very active in the community already they have provided diabetes education support to over 4,239 people, 150 of those clients are from Perth, they’ve received referrals from area physicians – a total of 118 Perth referrals have gone out and they’ve provided over a 1000 group sessions, education sessions with 11,835 participants."

Fenik adds, he thinks it’s going to be an excellent level of service. "They’re a very well thought of organization," he said. "They’re coming into the Perth Community and they’re going to engage those who need the service."

He added, "Like anything everything else, we’re going to evaluate this and keep a close eye on it and I look forward to a positive engagement from those folks in the Perth area, helping those who have diabetes.”

It was announced that the Great War Memorial Hospital site was dropping its diabetes clinics.

Rideau Community Health Services has nearly 20 years of experience providing diabetes education to clients in the region.

With files from Heddy Sorour

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