Archive for the ‘News’ Category

The front door to health care in Ontario is broken and needs to be fixed

November 10th, 2022

Opinion Piece The Board of Directors, Peterborough Family Health Team The front door to health care in Ontario is broken and needs to be fixed. Family medicine plays a crucial central role in health care. The Ministry of Health has contributed to creating a critical shortage of family doctors that has brought the system to […]

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Message from your family doctors, primary care providers, and PFHT re: vaccine exemption

September 22nd, 2021

September 21, 2021 To Our Valued Patients, As most of you will have heard, the Ontario government recently announced that there are now new requirements for proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in certain settings. These are in effect as of September 22, 2021. Additionally, many employers, including the Peterborough Family Health Team, have instituted mandatory […]

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Ontario Pharmacies and Primary Care Settings to Begin Offering COVID-19 Vaccinations

March 10th, 2021

PLEASE NOTE: This is a time limited pilot project. Peterborough family physicians and nurse practitioners will be administering the AstraZeneca vaccine to a limited number of community members ages 60 to 64. Patients will be invited to participate in this project.  Please do not call your family doctor, nurse practitioner or the Peterborough Family Health Team. If […]

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PFHT Announces New Medical Advisor

February 11th, 2021

The Peterborough Family Health Team (PFHT) is pleased to announce that Dr. Kim Curtin has been appointed Medical Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Dr. Curtin has lived and been practicing medicine in Peterborough since 2003, beginning at Peterborough Regional Health Centre and since 2008 managing both a part-time family practice at The Medical […]

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Peterborough Family Health Team welcomes new chief executive officer

September 29th, 2020

Duff Sprague joins the Peterborough Family Health Team, bringing years of experience and knowledge to Peterborough’s primary healthcare sector. PETERBOROUGH, ON – On September 21, the Peterborough Family Health Team welcomed Duff Sprague to the organization as its new chief executive officer. Sprague was hired after the retirement of Executive Director, Lori Richey, and he […]

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Healthcare providers in Peterborough urge patients to wear non-medical masks for in-person medical appointments

June 18th, 2020

Peterborough, ON – As our community enters into Stage Two of the provincial reopening, Peterborough Family Health Team (PFHT), Peterborough Public Health (PPH) and Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) are asking all patients over the age of two (2) to wear a non-medical mask when attending in-person appointments. The Ministry of Health recommends a face […]

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Everyone Has a Role Preventing the Spread of COVID-19

March 4th, 2020

While Risk Remains Low, Community Advised to Prepare While there are still no local cases and the risk of severe illness remains low, Peterborough Public Health is advising organizations and local residents that now is the time to get ready for the arrival of COVID-19 in our area. “Since there isn’t a vaccine developed yet, […]

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The Peterborough Clinic Parking Reconstruction

March 2nd, 2020

The Peterborough Clinic announced today, March 2, 2020, that it has engaged Dufferin Construction, a Division of CRH Canada Group Inc. and D.M. Wills Associates Limited to reconstruct and combine the parking lots at 26 Hospital Drive and 10 Hospital Drive. The purpose of the parking lot reconstruction will be to alleviate traffic congestion on […]

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Offering Patients a Medical Home – Not a Hallway – and a Stronger Health System

December 20th, 2019

This article examines three family health teams (FHTs) in different Ontario communities that exemplify the features of a Patient’s Medical Home (PMH), a vision developed by the College of Family Physicians of Canada. With PMH supports and foundations in place, these FHTs deliver high-quality care enabled by strong PMH functions: accessible, comprehensive, patient- and family-centred […]

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