Cell well being care unit in Cape Breton to assist with major care wants

MEMBERTOU – Nova Scotia Well being has opened a cell medical clinic in Sydney to assist cope with major care wants within the space.

Situated on the Seventh Trade on Churchill Drive Extension in Membertou, which isn’t in the neighborhood however close to the brand new retail outlet being constructed that may be seen from Freeway 125, the clinic might be open till Oct. 6.

Operations from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. every day, nurse practitioners are onsite to supply care in addition to paramedics from Emergency Well being Providers.

There may be additionally a public well being cell COVID-19 testing station.

Georgia White of Sydney Mines took her 20-month-old son to the clinic on Friday and was grateful for the service.

“I believed it was very handy. It’s a excellent set-up and properly organized,” she mentioned.

Her son, Easton Lewis, had been sick for a couple of days and never getting higher.

Unable to get a physician’s appointment for her son as a result of the workplace, in addition to her house, was left with out energy as a consequence of hurricane energy post-tropical storm Fiona, White determined to go to the cell well being clinic.

White and her son drove as much as the clinic, have been shortly triaged and despatched to the COVID-19 testing tent and given a 4 p.m. appointment time to return. As a result of the clinic may accommodate them instantly, the medical professionals moved her appointment up so she would not have to return to Sydney Mines then return to Sydney later that day.

“It’s in a very good location and simple to get to as soon as the place it’s,” White mentioned. “It’s so significantly better than ready for hours within the ER (emergency room/division) or ready weeks to get a physician’s appointment.”

The mobile primary care clinic set up off Highway 125, which can be reached by taking exit 7A. CONTRIBUTED / NOVA SCOTIA HEALTH - Contributed
The cell major care clinic arrange off Freeway 125, which may be reached by taking exit 7A. CONTRIBUTED / NOVA SCOTIA HEALTH – Contributed

In accordance with a press launch despatched on Thursday (September 29), the first well being care technique was applied by Nova Scotia Well being to assist bridge the “hole for major care providers at the moment being skilled on this space.”

“We all know gaps in entry to major care exist throughout the province,” the discharge mentioned. “We’re beginning this service in Sydney as one of many areas most affected by Hurricane Fiona.”

Together with in particular person care there’s a medical group onsite additionally offering digital care.

Medical issues the clinic is provided to deal with embrace:

  • Prescription refills or renewals
  • Minor respiratory signs
  • Sore throat
  • Earaches
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Rashes
  • Minor gastrointestinal issues (vomiting and diarrhea)
  • Cough, flu or chilly signs
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Muscle ache
  • Minor pelvic ache or stomach ache

Medical points the clinic can’t cope with embrace:

  • Stroke/facial weak spot
  • New onset of weak spot
  • Coronary heart assault/chest ache or tightness
  • Unable to wake/unconscious
  • Sudden onset of extreme headache or confusion
  • Seizure and/or extreme head damage
  • Main assault
  • Extreme problem respiratory or bother talking
  • Uncontrolled or extreme bleeding
  • Main trauma reminiscent of lack of limb or laceration
  • Extreme allergic response
  • Extreme burns

For these cases, it is strongly recommended to name 911.

There may be additionally no entry to lab or diagnostic imaging providers on the cell clinic.

Appointment spots are restricted on the clinic as properly and future areas might be introduced at a later date.

To get to the cell major care well being clinic at Seventh Trade in Membertou take exit 7A off of Freeway 125. It’s positioned simply previous the John Deere retail outlet.

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