HEALTH – No April Fool’s joke, healthcare centre ‘no longer operates a public walk in clinic’

This is no April Fools joke. The NorKam Healthcare Centre closed its doors to new walk-in patients as of end of day on Friday, March 31, 2017, as previously announced.

The website today advertises walk-in clinic hours but also states that “Norkam Healthcare Centre no longer operates a public walk in clinic” and directs patients to other walk-in clinics in Kamloops.

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5 Comments on HEALTH – No April Fool’s joke, healthcare centre ‘no longer operates a public walk in clinic’

  1. The lineups at walk in clinics look very similar to the lineups for food in a refugee camp. I really doubt that this is the system the architects of Universal Health Care had in mind. Government after government makes big promises, spends big money on studies… but yet here we are. It would be nice to see MLA’s held accountable for their promises… better yet, it would be nice to see the situation getting better rather than worse!

  2. – The sign on the clinic door says, “It will be re-opened on 04/01/2018. + ‘A.F. ! ‘ ”

    (“Off with their heads.,” I’d say; “Off with their heads. !”)

    • Perhaps new clinics should be filled with a proviso from the provincial government, in terms of supplying new positions for physicians whom want to live in Canada and have these walk-ins supported by no less than three years of full-time employment, instead of relying on other local physicians to try to fill on-call positions.

  3. Sorry to see the only walk-in clinic close down on the North Shore, which means people will have to come across to the south shore to one of the walk-in clinics on this side of the river. I have heard of three walk-ins on this side: a) Urgent Care and b) Summit Clinic, where is the third one.. Whatever happens, the three will be overloaded, would not surprise me if one of them closes down as well. The doctors working these clinics are going to become even more overworked.

    • Overworked, give me a break, they do 10 patients per hour, equals $350/hr, or $1,750. for a 5 hour shift or $8,750.00 for a 25 hour work week. Just try to get a clinic MD to give you more than 6 minutes per visit.
      Who do you think the current system in BC really looks after ?

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