January 5, 2018
SYLVAN LAKE — Residents will soon be able to receive physical and occupational therapy in a new, larger space to help improve their ability to function and carry out everyday activities.
Starting Jan. 18, Rehabilitation Services — including outpatient physical therapy for adults and home care rehabilitation — will serve clients from a new location at Cobbs Block Central, #108, 5015 50th St. The move not only creates additional space for staff and programs, but serves as another step toward bringing Advanced Ambulatory Care Service to the community.
To allow for the relocation of staff and equipment, Rehabilitation Services will be closed from Jan. 10 to 17, and will reopen in its new Cobbs Block Central site on Jan. 18 with full provision of services.
Children’s rehabilitation services will continue to be offered at the Sylvan Lake Community Health Centre.
“We’re thrilled to be approaching another important milestone in this project,” says Andrea Thain Liptak, Executive Director, Community Based Services for AHS Central Zone. “Clients accessing physical and occupational therapy will benefit from a bright, spacious new location where we have also been able to purchase some new equipment.
“We will be repurposing the space that used to house rehabilitation for the construction of treatment areas, reception and triage spaces to make space for Advanced Ambulatory Care Service at the Community Health Centre.”
The role of Advanced Ambulatory Care is to diagnose and treat urgent, but non-life-threatening conditions. These include sudden illness or injury that could normally be cared for in a doctor’s office, but require immediate attention. X-ray and laboratory services will also be available.
Advanced Ambulatory Care Service is expected to be offered at the Sylvan Lake Community Health Centre this spring.
As renovations progress at the Community Health Centre, existing Laboratory and Diagnostic Imaging departments will also see some minor work done, none of which will affect patient access.
Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than four million adults and children living in Alberta. Its mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.
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