Delburne Medical Centre holds grand opening ceremony

The facility features Delburne’s first clinic space in more than 60 years

The Village of Delburne has a clinic space for the first time in 60-plus years.

More than 50 people recently attended a grand opening ceremony for the Delburne Medical Centre, a joint-venture between the Village of Delburne, Red Deer County and Dr. Muti Kauchali.

“We have already seen local patients who are quite sick. Many did not have a family doctor and so they waited and the situation would get worse. This new clinic will make a real difference in the lives of many in the community,” said Kauchali, who has been a medical doctor for 24 years and lives in Sylvan Lake.

The facility began seeing patients in January. Construction on the project began last March.

“It has been great to work with such a supportive community that will pull together to make a project like this happen. I am so thankful to everyone who has played a part in this project,” Kauchali said.

In the first three weeks of operation, the clinic had 444 patients registered, 74 per cent of whom are Delburne residents. Half of the patients registered did not have a regular family doctor.

Some registered patients reported they travel more than an hour to come to the clinic, citing difficulty finding a family doctor in Red Deer County.

Residents of Red Deer County, including Delburne, Elnora, Lousana and Pine Lake will be served by the facility.

The Delburne Medical Centre provides dedicated clinic spaces, a pharmacy, allied medical spaces, meeting spaces and a dedicated ambulance transfer bay. The clinic space includes eight exam/consultation rooms, a procedure room as well as dedicated administrative spaces. Allied health services, such as home care nursing, are planned operate right in the clinic.

The facility was built to meet modern medical standards and fully equipped with the latest advances in medical equipment and fully computerized. The centre is located on the village’s main street and supports the village’s main street revitalization strategy.

Alberta Foot Care and Respiratory Homecare Solutions both had representatives on site during the grand opening to talk about how residents could take advantage of services based in Delburne.



sean.mcintosh@reddeeradvocate.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

 

The Delburne Medical Centre began seeing patients earlier this year. Construction began last March. Contributed photo

Just Posted

Woman killed in collision west of Rocky Mountain House

A 42-year-old woman is dead after a two-vehicle collision in Clearwater County… Continue reading

Rough camper “tree house” found hidden in Red Deer woods

“This took a bit of work,” says man who discovered it

Central Alberta has one less peacekeeper with death of Nobel Prize-winning vet

The late Wayne Coubrough and Wayne Bevis helped diffuse tensions in the Middle East

TC Energy applauds Nebraska court victory over opponents of Keystone XL pipeline

CALGARY — One of the last major hurdles for the Keystone XL… Continue reading

Tribunal rules Edmonton pharmacist harmed integrity of profession

EDMONTON — An Edmonton pharmacist has been found guilty of unprofessional conduct… Continue reading

WATCH: Trailer stolen from Red Deer deli

A Red Deer business has contacted police after a trailer was stolen… Continue reading

Your community calendar

Thursday The Red Deer and District Garden Club hosts its annual Flower… Continue reading

Alberta loses extra-innings thriller at men’s baseball nationals

Alberta came up just short in their second game at the Baseball… Continue reading

G7 leaders should step up own climate plans to help the Amazon, Greenpeace says

OTTAWA — Some Canadian environment groups are urging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau… Continue reading

Third-party buys billboard to promote Bernier’s anti-mass immigration stance

OTTAWA — Billboards with Maxime Bernier’s face and a slogan advocating against… Continue reading

Ottawa ready to pass law forcing CN to restore rusting Quebec Bridge

Ottawa says its ready to take ownership of the aging Quebec Bridge… Continue reading

TC Energy applauds Nebraska court victory over opponents of Keystone XL pipeline

CALGARY — One of the last major hurdles for the Keystone XL… Continue reading

‘Our bigger enemy’: Trump escalates attack on Fed chief

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump launched a furious and highly personal attack… Continue reading

Ontario shipyard accuses feds of unfairly stacking deck in Davie’s favour

OTTAWA — An Ontario shipyard is accusing the federal government of trying… Continue reading

Most Read