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LETTER: The Group Health Centre has seen better days

The current building has accommodation issues for patients
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Group Health Centre. Darren Taylor/SooToday

SooToday.com has received the following letter in regard to the state of the Group Health Centre in Sault Ste. Marie.
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The Group Health Centre, is past its prime. It is over fifty years old. I would like it rebuilt, in an area that has better accessibility. The traffic holdup is unreal.

The washrooms do not accommodate wheelchairs, except for the emergency department, that I know of. The doctors office areas are congested, people can hear all your concerns, as the arrival stations are too close together.

Phones don't work.

The desk entry area is dark, sometimes the automatic doors won't open and close going to parking lot.

Change rooms are too crowded.

It was a beautiful building in the sixties, but now has outlived its purpose. I'm glad the so-called TVs aren't turned on. 

It is time for a new building. It has so many patients, the doctors and nurses are run off their feet. Appointments in the Group Health booking take too long. There should be a larger, brighter and moreover a blood clinic that accommodates those whom require testing, to alleviate the routine running from place to place for blood and other work ordered by doctors.

Come on people, get with the program. The clinic has seen better days.

Glenna Davey