The freshly opened Urgent Primary Care and Learning Centre in Kamloops has already welcomed its first of many patients.
Manager Kerry McLean Small says the first patient’s experience went extremely well, and so far, things have been running smoothly.
“It was actually helpful in that our volumes were a little bit lower than normal Tuesday and Wednesday, which really afforded us an opportunity to just work out communication processes back and forth between ourselves and the emergency department.”
McLean Small says the centre is open for anyone who needs fairly quick medical attention, for things such as cuts, minor illnesses, or infections.
She adds, they aren’t at full operation levels yet, but they can still have about 20 patients per day.