Surrey now has second urgent and primary care centre, in Newton, premier says
Premier John Horgan noted that some 90,000 people in Surrey don’t have a family doctorby Tom Zytaruk
Surrey now has a second urgent and primary care centre, in Newton.
Located at 6830 King George Blvd., and operated by Fraser Health, this new centre provides same-day care for people needing help within 12 to 24 hours but who don’t require an emergency department. This includes patients with sprains, cuts, high fevers and minor infections.
Premier John Horgan noted that some 90,000 people in Surrey don’t have a family doctor.
“For too many people the struggle to find a doctor has now been relieved,” he said, “because of these community endeavours.”
“The urgent and primary care centre we’re announcing today will alleviate a great deal of pressure on those families.”
He said this second centre would have been opened sooner, but for the pandemic.
Horgan said Surrey’s first such centre, opened last November in Whalley, has already served over 29,000 patients, “and that’s extraordinary.”
“Those are 29,000 patients that did not clog the emergency room at Surrey Memorial Hospital.”
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