The Wallaceburg site of the CKHA has recently added some services as the Health Alliance continues to get back to normal.
CKHA President and CEO Lori Marshall says during the pandemic, the Alliance has been able to improve their Ambulatory Care Department by moving Medical Day Care appointments including transfusions to the Sydenham campus.
“We were actually able to increase the number of people who can be seen at any given time,” says Marshall. “And as a result, we actually now have no waiting list for our Medical Day Care.”
Marshall says the change has been so well received, they are looking at making it a permanent change, with Medical Day Care appointments all taking place in Wallaceburg.
“It’s our intent to look at potentially making this a permanent move to the Wallaceburg site,” she says.
In late April, Lambton-Kent-Middlesex MPP Monte McNaughton also hinted at some provincial investment in the Wallaceburg CKHA site.
As part of Premier Ford’s Economic Recovery Team, the Labour Minister told 99.1 one of the projects he’s most interested in, is an upcoming infrastructure investment in the Sydenham Campus of the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance.
“One project that I’m excited to see move forward is the Sydenham Hospital. There’s a lot of work to be done there and we look forward to an announcement in the coming months,” says the Minister of Labour, Skills and Training.
Monte says he believes the province will need to take advantage of the opportunities coming out of the pandemic, including additional investments in infrastructure, such as the Wallaceburg site of the CKHA.