VON clinic brings on second nurse practitioner to enhance access to healthcare

VON Canada and the Town of Saugeen Shores have announced that the VON Nurse Practitioner Clinic will be expanding the Nurse Practitioner program at the Southampton Medical Building in early 2021. Community members without a healthcare provider should register with Health Care Connect at Ontario.ca/HealthCareConnect rather than call the Southampton Medical Building.

VON’s addition of a second full-time nurse practitioner will offer residents of Saugeen Shores and surrounding areas increased access to primary healthcare services as well as some urgent care to people living in and visiting the area. It is anticipated that the second nurse practitioner will begin practicing at VON’s Nurse Practitioner Clinic in the early months of 2021.

“We look forward to having an additional nurse practitioner practicing in Saugeen Shores and hope to expand the program to include more nurse practitioners in the future,” said Shari Comerford, National Director Nurse Practitioner Professional Practice at VON. “This partnership is an investment in providing residents and visitors of Saugeen Shores with timely access to primary healthcare.”

VON’s Nurse Practitioner Program in the Town of Saugeen Shores is focused on giving residents increased access to the healthcare they need, locally, where they need it.

“We are pleased to expand our partnership with VON,” said Mayor Luke Charbonneau. “Nurse practitioners are an important part of our community’s healthcare and together we are working to ensure everyone in Saugeen Shores has access to the care they need.”

About VON Canada: VON Canada has been pioneering care at home for over 120 years. Today, they are a highly trusted non-profit organization that works with clients, employees, volunteers and partners to provide innovative clinical, personal and social support to people who want the comfort and peace of mind of living in their own homes and communities. VON is accredited with Exemplary Standing by Accreditation Canada.