Churning through patients leads to mass resignation


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It’s a classic case of the tail wagging the dog. And unfortunately, the losers in this administrative boondoggle are the close to 200 patients who have taken advantage of the services offered at the Central Community Health Centre

To set the scene, the CCHC opened its doors at 359 Talbot St., in St. Thomas on Oct. 4 to serve residents of the city, Southwold and Central Elgin who don’t have a family doctor.

On opening day, three nurse practitioners, a doctor and a registered were at the clinic to greet patients.

Little more than two months later the staff has resigned citing serious safety concerns for patients of the CCHC.

Physician Janice Owen spoke to City Scope on Friday to explain why she handed in her resignation on Dec. 3.
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