Staff Includes Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Social Workers & Dietician Rosemary Ganley The Peterborough Examiner September 18, 2019
The 360 Clinic offers health care for people living on the margins. RICHARD LAUTEN/TORONTO STAR
I am walking in downtown Peterborough, this late summer day, actually on my way to a doctor's appointment in the Turnbull Building to get test results. On Simcoe Street, just at the north end of Peterborough Square, I pass by the doorway to the city's nurse-practitioner-led 360 Clinic. I've always been curious about what goes on there. I go in.
Spacious and welcoming, with two smiling receptionists and a lot of positive posters, it is the practical face of a visionary concept: that every Canadian, no matter what status, should have "equity in health care."
The elderly, the poor, homeless people, the undernourished, people who use substances, the confused, the doubtful. Everyone. People who have just taken down their tents in Victory Park.
I am keenly conscious of my privilege: White, older, with a secure if small place to go home to. I am free of well-known addictions, with a basic income in retirement, socially connected, without visible disabilities, and registered at a family practice of physicians. Continue Reading >HERE<
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