Port clinic will not close

  • Dec. 20, 2004 4:00 p.m.

Good news this week for the Port Clements clinic: the Northern Health Authority says it will be renewing its lease on the building and will continue to staff the clinic.
The future of the clinic had been in doubt because of the upcoming forced retirement of nurse-practitioner Jonna Mattiesing, who has worked there for the past 14 years.
But this week, Sue Beckermann, health services administrator for Prince Rupert and the islands, said clinic services will be maintained.
“Our plan is to continue providing the level of service Port has now,” she said.
The health authority also recognizes the service provided by Ms Mattiesing and is trying to resolve the situation caused by the mandatory retirement policy, she added.
“We really do appreciate the service Jonna offers to the community. She is unique,” Ms Beckermann said. “It’s not something that’s easily replaced.”

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