We need your help to fund the extended Summer Hours of our Nursing Station
The Ontario Ministry of Health funds the Nurse Practitioner and Assistant for the normal working hours, but this funding does not allow for the expanded summer hours and coverage or when the NP is on vacation or ill. An urgent fundraising campaign is now underway to raise $25,000 in support of a summer Nurse Practitioner and Administrative Assistant to provide access to episodic care for Seasonal Residents & Visitors on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from mid-May to August 25 at the Port Carling Health Hub.
Your donation will make a difference!
Please help by sending a cheque to:
The Township of Muskoka Lakes & mark in the memo section of their cheque
Health Hub Summer NP.
A tax receipt will be issued for any donation $20 and over.
Township of Muskoka Lakes
P.O. Box 129, 1 Bailey St.
Port Carling, ON P0B 1J0
Wired donations are acceptable at the Scotiabank in Port Carling.
Contact Derek Hnatiuk, Deputy Treasurer at the Township Office
705-765-3156 ext. 220 for the banking information.
ALSO: Do you know any accommodations that the Nurse Practitioner could use for this seasonal position? Please contact Corey Moore at the Township Office at 705-765-3156.
For more information about the summer Nurse Practitioner Program, please visit: www.brockandwillawellnesscentre.com
Note: The summer NP will manage episodic illnesses and injuries that have developed suddenly while at the cottage, and not illnesses that are chronic in nature and are being managed by their primary care provider in their home community.
Muskoka Community Health Hub project EARNS the Minister’s Medal Honour Roll
The four Muskoka Community Health Hubs sites, Dorset, Port Carling, Wahta First Nation, and the Mobile Unit, provide primary health care and a number of support services to rural communities on the periphery of the District of Muskoka. The Hubs are now entering into their final year of a three year demonstration project.
The Hubs were developed in partnership with the district and municipal governments, a variety of health service provider agencies, and seasonal and permanent residents of Muskoka. This triad approach has resulted in a flexible and responsive system for meeting the health and human support service needs in these rural communities.
The primary objectives include providing primary care and a variety of other health and human support services to people in their home and communities, reducing usage of the ER for care that should be delivered at the primary care level, and to support local community growth and development.
To date, the Hubs have demonstrated consistent and sustained growth in the numbers of patients and community members who use the services. The Hubs have shown success in cost avoidance through reduced hospital ER usage and admissions. The Hubs have also successfully been connecting people to other support services such as mental health, poverty reduction programming, housing support, food security and transportation services. The Hubs plan to continue to expand these types of services they offer, and further program development to meet individual community needs.
The Muskoka Community Health Hubs have demonstrated collaboration in action, between governments, communities, healthcare providers, and healthcare agencies. The Hubs are looking forward to further enhancing community partnerships, program planning, and governance- with patients at the table every step of the way.
Muskoka Community Health Hub: Port Carling
147-3 Medora Street
Hours of operation
*Please Call for an Appointment
Closed Statutory Holidays & Weekends
“Hub”ubaloo: Muskoka Community Health Hubs Update!
What is a Nurse Practitioner’s Scope of Practice?
- Diagnose and treat illness and injury,
- Order and interpret diagnostic tests,
- Make direct referrals to specialists,
- Admit/discharge to and from hospital
- Manage and monitor chronic diseases,
- Cast fractures and reduce dislocations,
- Suture simple lacerations, and
- Prescribe medication with the exception of controlled substances
Examples of Services You can Access at the Health Hubs:
- Prescribe and renew some medications
- Diagnose and treat common episodic illnesses
- Refer patients for diagnostic testing (blood testing, ultra-sound, x-rays, etc.)
- Administer vaccinations and immunizations
- Suture minor cuts or lacerations
- Perform routine health exams for all age groups
- Promote health through counselling and education
- Identify health risk factors and monitor health status
- Monitor chronic illnesses
Your support will make a very positive difference to this important undertaking.
To Donate Send Cheque Payable to:
Township of Muskoka Lakes,
1 Bailey St., Box 129,
Port Carling, ON P0B 1J0
Attn: Nursing Station in memo section of cheque
A separate account for the Muskoka Lakes Nursing Station is held at the Township. Tax receipts will be issued (by post or email) for donations $20 and over.