The question posed by Seniors Watch of Old Ottawa South (SWOOS) about the current need for doctors in the three neighbourhoods (Old Ottawa South, Old Ottawa East and the Glebe) was answered resoundingly in the affirmative.
Someone appears to have been listening! There are now several new family doctors opening up in two different locations.
A new family doctor is starting at Lamira Medical Centre, Bank and Kilborn. The phone number is 613 422-3477. The second clinic at 786 Bronson, Restore Medical Clinics, will have as many as nine new family doctors. The phone number is 613 416 1000. They presently offer urgent care. The finished complex will have a laboratory and drug store, as well as other health professionals like a physiotherapist and medical specialists.
This is all good news and we want to thank the respondents who contacted us with this information, which they received through local social media. Our neighbourhoods are a tight community.
SWOOS plans to continue to work toward some form of primary health care in a more easily accessible location in support of the 15-minute walkable neighbourhood Official Plan vision. As mentioned in our last article, we would like a nurse practitioner linked to a health team that would address the health needs of our aging community.
If you are interested in this effort, please contact us with your ideas and energy at SWOOS2018@gmail.com. Indicate in the subject line “Neighbourhood Health Care.”
OSCA/SWOOS (Ottawa South Community Association Seniors Watch of Old Ottawa South) Health Group consists of Anna Cuylits, Terrance Hunsley, Carolyn Inch and Peter Heyck.