Tignish Health Centre funding renewed through 2022
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Continued collaboration between the provincial government and community partners will make quality health services available for Tignish residents for years to come.
Government is providing the Tignish Health Centre with an annual operating grant of $45,000 through 2022. Annual funding for the centre has been provided since 2012.
“We recognize the importance of ensuring Islanders have access to health care services close to home,” said Health and Wellness Minister Robert Mitchell. “The Tignish Health Centre is an example of that, as they provide residents of West Prince with access to a variety of health services that support their well-being. We are pleased to continue to support them through this five-year funding agreement.”
Under the new agreement, the annual grant will be provided when a budget and an operational plan are delivered. The documents will outline how the grant will be used to support initiatives that will improve access to – and coordination of – community health services for residents of West Prince.
“We are so pleased to have continued, stable funding over the coming years,” said Tignish Health Centre manager Wendy Arsenault. “The guaranteed funding will not only allow us to keep the centre going on a day-to-day basis, it will benefit the patients and staff by allowing for updates to the building itself and equipment that support the many services we provide.”
The Tignish Health Centre is open five days per week and offers the following services, including some Health PEI clinics:
- family medicine;
- public health nursing;
- women’s wellness;
- diabetes education;
- Vitamin B12 clinics;
- dental care;
- hearing clinics;
- naturopathic medicine; and,
- Al-anon and TOPS also use space in the building.
“Wisely investing in health care resources and partnerships will ensure that we are able to enhance access to quality services that meet evolving patient care needs of Islanders,” said Dr. André Celliers, family physician and chief of family and community medicine. “Just as we continue to review programs, services and care we provide Islanders, it is equally important that we continue to identify opportunities to partner with community organizations that improve access to care for Islanders.”