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Renovations on track for Lake Cowichan’s new walk-in clinic
Lake Cowichan’s new walk-in medical clinic is still on schedule.
Renovation work is on track for the new clinic located at Island Pharmacy, with an opening date still looming for sometime in September, said Dr. Vincent Rossouw
Rossouw, a family physician from the Beverly Medical Clinic in Duncan, is part of a partnership offering service on a drop-in basis on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, with half days on most Saturdays and Sundays.
“Things are progressing quite well,” said Rossouw. “I haven’t seen it yet, but I believe the floors are in, and the cabinetry is going in or is already in.”
The clinic is seeking staff from the Lake Cowichan area.
“We’re looking for a medical office assistant, and we’re really looking to use somebody from the town because it would mean less driving and also shows our support within the community,” said Rossouw.
“We are already having some interviews on Friday. I would prefer to hire someone from Lake Cowichan; they know the people in the town, and the area.”
Rossouw says they are all ready to go and are excited for the clinic opening.
“I had the day off today, so I got to go office furniture shopping with the help of my daughter — so everything is going well,” said Rossouw. “We have business cards printed and prescription pads made up, so that is where we are right now.”
Most of the pieces are falling into place, with a few exceptions.
‘We are still waiting for some computer things because we are using electronic medical records,” said Rossouw. “There are a lot of security things that need to be put in place before we can use that here in the office.”