Williams Lake clinic announces temporary closure as nurse practitioner departs

By James Peters / CFJC Today
December 6, 2018 - 4:12pm

WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. — The future of a Williams Lake Thompson Rivers University-run clinic is cloudy in light of the impending departure of the centre's nurse practitioner.

According to a news release from Interior Health, Sandi Lachapelle will be leaving the Williams Lake and District Credit Union Community Health Centre as of this month.

That means the centre's services are being suspended as of December 21.

While IH is recruiting for a new nurse practitioner to fill Lachapelle's vacancy, no one has been hired as yet.

The clinic, located at TRU's Williams Lake campus, was established in 2013 as a partnership between the university and IH.

It is funded in part by the local credit union.

IH instructs patients who have not been connected with another healthcare provider to visit the Borland Medi-Clinic for walk-in physician services.

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