In the late 90's, local health, business and government leaders recognized the community need for more Family Physicians.
Currently, one of every seven residents in Admaston / Bromley, Greater Madawaska, Horton and the Town of Renfrew does not have a family doctor.
We must attract new physicians to this area before the situation worsens. However, every Ontario community has a similar problem and competition for all healthcare workers is fierce.
Many potential recruits are being offered financial incentives to move to a community since many graduate with large debt loads.
An additional dimension to the challenge is that families and businesses will not move to our area if they cannot ensure that they will have a family doctor.
Renfrew & Area Health Services Village Inc. was created in 2010 to proactively attract physicians and other healthcare workers to our area.
This organization is governed by a volunteer board comprised of the heads of council of the supporting municipalities of Admaston / Bromley, Greater Madawaska, Horton and Renfrew plus representatives from local business, the Renfrew Industrial Commission, local physicians and Renfrew Victoria Hospital.
The goal is to attract 14 new physicians in 10 years; enough doctors to take care of current and future needs for a generation.
Administrative expenses are funded by the supporting municipalities of Admaston / Bromley, Greater Madawaska, Horton and Renfrew.
100% of donated funds will be used to encourage Family Physicians practise in Renfrew & Area.
For more information on the Renfrew & Area Health Services Village Inc., please call 613-432-3328.