Beginning on April 30th, 2012, Belleville General Hospital will launch an Urgent Pediatric Consultation Clinic for pediatric patients experiencing acute medical concerns which require assessment by a pediatrician. This Urgent Pediatric Consultation Clinic will allow its patients to be referred to the pediatrician on-call by the emergency room doctor.
In response to the Hospital’s decision, our Acute Care Clinic here at Quinte Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine will be going on a hiatus at the end of this month while the Urgent Pediatric Consultation Clinic is being rolled out.
The Acute Care Clinic originally got started as a response to what we saw as being an unmet need here in the Quinte region, back when family doctors were hard to come by. With the Hospital now taking on their Urgent Pediatric Consultation Clinic project, and with more family physicians now accepting patients, we’ll begin shifting our focusing toward tackling other unmet pediatric needs within the community and will be giving more time to our pillar services: Medical Consultations and our Special Kids, Special Care clinics.
While the ACC will be closed, you’ll still be able to count on us to answer your questions and provide helpful and trusted kid’s and teen’s health information on our website, Facebook and Twitter pages. If you’re looking for more information on the Urgent Pediatric Consultation Clinic, contact Belleville General Hospital. If you’re in need of a family physician, the Ministry of Health has established Health Care Connect to connect you with local family physicians accepting new patients.
Rest assured – QPAM isn’t leaving! We’re just growing and we’ve some exciting new service details coming down the pipeline in the next week or two so stay tuned!