Kamloops Urgent Primary Care Centre sees its first patient

By James Peters
June 13, 2018 - 1:17pm

KAMLOOPS — Less than a week after it was introduced by Health Minister Adrian Dix, the Urgent Primary Care Centre at Royal Inland Hospital has seen its first patient.

According to an Interior Health news release, Suneil Randhawa was the first patient to walk through the doors, Tuesday at about 5:00 p.m.

IH says Randhawa saw a nurse and had an appointment with a physician, who referred him for diagnostic testing.

He returned to the centre a short time later for follow-up.

Dix unveiled the new clinic, located in the RIH Clinical Services Building, last Friday (June 8).

It's meant to divert patients from the RIH emergency room, where 44 per cent of patients arrive with non-emergent issues.

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