A new home in which to Bloom!
On April 1st, the Bloom Clinic, which has been operating out of 145 Queen Street East since it opened last year, will make its new home at Bramalea Community Health Centre (BCHC). Bloom Clinic serves individuals from across Peel who are living with chronic conditions such as HIV and Hepatitis C. It is one of several programs and services offered by BCHC, so bringing the clinic under our roof is a natural fit.
The move is a positive development for Bloom staff and clients. Clients will have easy access to other BCHC programs and resources, including our dietitians, a social worker, physicians, nurses and community educators. Clients will also benefit from BCHC’s longer service hours; they will be able to make evening appointments on three additional nights of the week and can visit the clinic on Saturdays as well.
For Bloom Clinic staff, the new location offers more space in which to serve clients. Our position within a medical building means Bloom clients and staff will also have easy access other health services and partners, such as the main floor pharmacy, dental services and medical specialists.
We are looking forward to welcoming our colleagues and Bloom Clinic’s clients to our 40 Finchgate location!
For more information about the Bloom Clinic and the services at Bramalea CHC, contact 416-451-6959.
Bramalea Community Health Centre is seeking Community Members for its Board of Directors
Click here for details.
Four Corners Health Centre Opens in April!
Bramalea Community Health Centre is pleased to announce the opening of
Four Corners Health Centre
In April 2012
At Brandon Gate Plaza
Four Corners Health Centre will offer community programs, health prevention and promotion and a robust diabetes education program. The Four Corners team will comprise of a physician, nurse practitioner, registered nurse, physiotherapist, chiropodist and social worker. The team will also include community health educators, a health promoter and a dedicated Francophone health promoter.
Four Corners is currently registering new patients
Please call or email us for information or to register
And keep visiting mymalton.ca for updates and announcements.
Malton Community Health Centre Receives Funding to Launch!
August 19, 2011: Provincial Minister of Health, the Honourable Deb Matthews, announced today that Malton Community Health Centre will receive funding this year to open a permanent facility. The announcement is welcome news after a long wait and efforts by many members of the Malton community, the healthcare profession and political figures to push for the funding release.
“We are ecstatic. This is a wonderful development for the community,” said Mayo Hawco, Executive Director of the Malton Community Health Centre (MCHC) and Bramalea Community Health Centre (BCHC). “The Government of Ontario has heard the calls for action from healthcare professionals and Malton community members alike and we are thrilled that Malton Community Health Centre will soon open its doors. Many people have worked long and hard to make this day a reality. We look forward to welcoming all of them through our doors when we open,” she added.
The announcement comes after a concerted effort by BCHC staff and Malton community members to bring attention to the urgent need for integrated healthcare services in the community. Ms. Matthews announced that funding for MCHC will come from an allocation of capital funds in the province’s infrastructure development plan.
Over the last few years, Bramalea Community Health Centre has led community engagement meetings in Malton regarding the healthcare needs of the community and the optimal service offerings of the future MCHC. “We are in a great position to move forward with primary care services, a Healthy Smiles clinic funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care and an occupational health clinic,” says Hawco. “People are ready to welcome MCHC into the community. Once we receive the funding, we are ready to hit the ground running to get services operating as soon as possible.”
Malton Community Health Centre will provide integrated primary health care services delivered by a multi-disciplinary team of health care professionals. Through primary care and coordinated, integrated health services with partner organizations, it will serve 3,000 seniors, newcomers and families each year. Plans for the permanent site also include space for a community kitchen, meeting facilities and other community-strengthening activities.
The Kind of Healthcare you Deserve!
Bramalea Community Health Centre is accepting new clients! View flyer
Malton’s first Community
Health Centre seeks place to land
Malton has acquired a Community Health Centre (CHC) with staff that include doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, social worker, chiropodist, physiotherapist, health promoter and educators.
That's the good news! The challenging news is that the funding to establish a home for the CHC in Malton has been delayed; considerably delayed. So, Malton CHC seeks a partner to provide space for its staff and programs to operate.
Potential partners could be employers with health clinics on site, unions with halls in the community or any possible Malton establishment with assets that could be used on an interim basis to run Malton CHC's primary care and other services.
Malton CHC is even hoping to establish an occupational health clinic for Newcomers, so the connection now to industry and labour would be very appropriate.
What's in it for the community or industry partner? That's very much open for discussion, but the philosophy of Malton CHC emphasizes integration of resources for the health of all. So, as one example, if a company gave us a home, we could provide primary care to its employees who do not currently have a family doctor. Once the Malton CHC relocates to a permanent location, those employees could continue their care with us.
But, no matter how you approach it, whoever helps Malton CHC find a home will generate an enormous amount of goodwill in the community. In the final analysis, it’s all about doing the right thing.
For more information and to begin a creative discussion about the possibilities, contact:
Director, Finance and Operations
Malton Waits for Community Health Centre
The Region of Peel is taking action during the 2011 provincial election!!
Today the Region of Peel officially launched its provincial election and community engagement campaign, PeelAsksWhy.ca. Leading up to the October 6, 2011 provincial election we are encouraging all community organizations and residents to get involved and ask their candidates the question:
Why do Peel residents wait months or even years for community health and social services that are
important to us all?
You can get involved today by visiting our website at www.peelaskswhy.ca, and joining our discussion on Facebook and Twitter to help spread the word to all candidates that Peel Region is seeking answers to some important questions that affect us all.
As you are aware, access to provincially funded community services in Peel has not kept pace with our growing population, posing some real challenges for our community organziations. Peel residents wait much longer than other Ontarians for key support services, such as affordable housing, mental health and childcare services.
The success of this campaign will be because of your involvement throughout the campaign. We are looking to all our community partners to join our conversation and share your stories about what the next government Ontario can do to seriously address the lack of access to key community services in Peel.
Together we can make a difference. You just need to ask WHY.
Senior Advisor, Government Relations
Region of Peel
Tel: 905-791-7800 x 4275
Keep your Promise. Fund the Malton CHC Now!
Below are three video clips of activities on the Malton mobilization to approve release of capital funding for
Mayo Hawco, ED of Bramalea CHC "ASKs" Queen’s Park for capital funding
Malton Residents comment on need for Malton Community Health Centre
Catherine Soplet, Peel Poverty Action Group "ASKs" for CHC capital funding so Region of Peel can participate in June 27/11 expansion funding of $28.5 million for Pathways to Education
Mississauga News - Malton Health Centre on Hold
Malton residents and community stakeholders will meet on Saturday (June 18) to start mapping out a strategy to push Queen's Park for a much-needed - and promised - Community Health Centre (CHC) satellite facility. View ariticle
Bramalea CHC has been BHO accredited!
Building Healthier Organizations (BHO) is the formal accreditation tool chosen by Community Health Centres (CHCs). BHO began as an initiative of the Association of Ontario Health Centres (AOHC) and the Ontario Ministry of Health in the early 1990’s with centres being asked to go through the accreditation process every three years. To administer the tool and implement the review process, Community Organizational Health Inc. (COHI) was incorporated as a separate and independent not-for-profit, non-governmental organization responsible for delivering BHO. BHO is primarily a peer review process leading to accreditation. It is a process for organizations to evaluate their services and systems against acknowledged standards of good practice that support sustainability and learning.
We are very proud to announce that we have passed BHO accreditation. This is a very big, and exciting accomplishment for such a young organization!
If you would like to read more on this process please visit the BHO website.
40 Finchgate Blvd, Suite 224
Brampton, ON L6T 3J1
Mon, Wed, Thu: 8am to 8pm
Tues: 1pm to 8pm
Fri: 8am to 4pm
Saturday: 8am to 12pm*
*Health n' Smiles:
8am to 12pm two Saturdays a month