First for health care

In what appears to be one of the first of it’s kind, the Fort St. James Medical Clinic will be managed by a local non profit society.

  • Dec. 15, 2012 8:00 a.m.

In what appears to be one of the first of it’s kind, the Fort St. James Medical Clinic will be managed by a local non profit society.

The details are still being worked out, but area stakeholders such as the municipality, the regional district, Nak’azdli and possibly other First Nations communities in the area will have members on the board which will oversee the clinic.

Day to day operations will still be managed by Office Manager Kathy Marchal, however she will report to the board.

The group will be meeting again after the paper goes to press to work on further details, but the group is aiming to take over the clinic by April 1.

The change has come about as Dr. Stent wanted to remove  himself from managing the clinic himself and Northern Health did not want to take over the clinic and wanted greater community engagement.

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