With the reopening of the Urgent Care Centre at the Fort Erie site on Feb. 23, Niagara Region will be ending the temporary transportation service put in place for Fort Erie residents to travel to the Port Colborne Urgent Care Centre as of end of day on Feb. 27.
Niagara Region, working in partnership with Town of Fort Erie and Niagara Health staff, had put in place a transportation option, utilizing a taxi service, for Fort Erie residents to travel to and from the Port Colborne Urgent Care Centre for free if they needed transportation assistance.
Niagara Health temporarily closed the Urgent Care Centre at the Fort Erie Site on Thursday, Jan. 6, in order to redeploy emergency-trained physicians and nurses to Emergency Departments where they are most needed. Fort Erie residents are being directed to the Port Colborne Urgent Care Centre until Feb. 23 for concerns that cannot wait for a scheduled medical appointment with their family doctor.
“While I am pleased to see the urgent care centre reopening, I am also proud of how quickly Regional staff jumped into action, in partnership with the Town of Fort Erie and Niagara Health, to develop a practical transportation solution to help serve the people of Niagara. Ensuring convenient access to our primary health care facilities across Niagara is always crucially important, perhaps even more so during a pandemic. This is yet another example of the Region’s commitment to the residents of Niagara.”
~ Niagara Regional Chair Jim Bradley
Media release distributed by Niagara Region