August 19, 2011
MPP Rick Johnson Announces Construction of New Brock CHC
Brock Community Health Centre (Brock CHC) is pleased to announce that the Ontario government has provided approval for Brock Community Health Centre (Brock CHC) to design and construct a new 24,745 square foot health care facility for the residents of Brock Township and vicinity. The new centre will accommodate the programs provided by the organization and will be located at 39 Cameron St. W. in Cannington, on land currently owned by Brock CHC.
Rick Johnson, MPP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock, announced the news to a crowd of Brock CHC Board members, employees, volunteers and members of the public who gathered at the future site of the new building. It is expected that the new health centre will be constructed over the next two to three years. Construction is expected to start in 2012. Mr. Johnson stated: “The development of new Community Health Centres is all about improving access to family health care for individuals, families and communities. The Brock Community Health Centre will be reaching out to Brock residents, fully aware of their needs and how to ensure they get full access to all the health care services they require.
“This decision is great news.” said Brock CHC Board of Directors Chair, Ted Foster. “Our Board of Directors has championed the development of our CHC for many years and we are very thankful for the support provided by the government. For the residents of Brock Township and vicinity, it is most reassuring that our new CHC facility is moving forward as quickly as possible”.
Brock CHC Executive Director Ron Ballantyne added: “I am delighted that the Ontario government is supporting the construction of a modern, high quality health care environment that will benefit our clients, our staff, our volunteers, our service partners and the Brock Township community”.
On hearing the news, Adrianna Tetley, Executive Director of the Association of Ontario Health Centres (AOHC) commented: “We applaud the McGuinty government’s investment in Brock Community Health Centre. For our 73 CHCs in Ontario, these investments show tremendous leadership. They will improve the health of people throughout the province and increase sustainability of our health system”.
Brock CHC is a non-profit health organization governed by a Board of Directors consisting of community representatives from across Brock Township. It began operation in late 2007. Brock CHC receives funding from the CE LHIN and the MOHLTC. The organization has a mandate to provide primary health care, diabetes education, health promotion and related health services to the residents of Brock Township and vicinity.
Contact: Ron Ballantyne,
Government of Ontario's Press Release
To read the press release from M.P.P. Rick Johnson about the investment in the Brock Community Health Centre, please click here (PDF).