In January, the project to renovate the former St. Cecilia school in Iroquois into a new St. Lawrence Medical Clinic building will get started and it should be complete around April.
The SLMC has received preliminary budget and design documents, and it was based on those documents that they decided to go forward with this project.
The new clinic will have space for three doctors, which is one more than the current clinic. It will also include space for ancillary services that SLMC may be eligible for such as RN run programs, Physician Assistant, Nurse Practitioner, etc.
“We don’t have space for that now, that’s one of the main reasons for the expansion,” said Stephen McCann, business manager for the SLMC.
This addition makes room for the SLMC to recruit another doctor. “We’re working on that too,” he added.
“We are trying to be forward thinking and to take advantage of the Ministry programs that are available that will benefit the community. Right now, we don’t have the space to take advantage of those programs,” McCann explained.
The Township of South Dundas will be owners of the renovated building and lease it back to the SLMC for a 20 year, renewable lease, that will cover all capital and ongoing costs.