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CCPA worries partnership between VCH, for-profit provider will impact treatment at urgent care centres (PHC)

An urgent care centre in downtown Vancouver, near Providence Health Care. (Photo courtesy of News1130)
An urgent care centre in downtown Vancouver, near Providence Health Care. (Photo courtesy of News1130)

There are concerns about what will happen to the quality of patient care at Vancouver’s urgent care centres as Vancouver Coastal Health teams up with a for-profit group.

It’s coming from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, which is taking issue with the fact that the Seymour Medical Group will be operating one of the VCH centres on Hornby Street. Freedom of information documents released to the CCPA suggest VCH may have plans to do something similar at future locations.

For its part, VCH says in a statement that the centre in downtown Vancouver is a collaboration between a number of agencies, including the Ministry of Health, Providence Health Care and the Vancouver Division of Family Practice.

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