News Releases

  • My Take: If Primary Care Falls and There’s No One Around to Hear It…..Does It Make a Sound?

    This edition of My Take is from CEO, Duff Sprague, and his take on the primary care crisis. My Take: If Primary Care Falls and There’s No One Around to Hear It…..Does It Make a Sound?Read More »
  • CBC interview with Duff Sprague, CEO

    On Tuesday, February 6, CEO, Duff Sprague spoke with CBC Radio on the announcement of the Peterborough CHC. This announcement is good news for our community; however, this is just a first step in the right direction to investing in the foundation of Ontario’s healthcare system. We encourage you to listen to the full interview […]Read More »
  • Ontario Connecting Over 300,000 People to Primary Care Teams

    The following press release is from Ontario’s Ministry of Health and was announced at the Peterborough Family Health Team. PETERBOROUGH — The Ontario government is investing $110 million to connect up to 328,000 people to primary care teams, bringing the province one step closer to connecting everyone in Ontario to primary care. “Our government is […]Read More »
  • Community Healthcare in Critical Underfunded State

    PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 10, 2024 COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE IN CRITICAL UNDERFUNDED STATE PETERBOROUGH, ON – Community healthcare in Ontario is in crisis as it struggles to recruit and retain health workers. The rapidly growing wage gap between primary care and other healthcare sectors is proven and the facts have been brought to light in […]Read More »
  • BORN Ontario Release: Cybersecurity Incident – MOVEit

    BORN Ontario provides an update on a cybersecurity incident. See the BORN Ontario news release for details.Read More »
  • AFHTO Submission to OMA

    The Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario (AFHTO) engaged in consultation and dialogue with some physician leaders. These conversations provided feedback to the OMA for consideration in the upcoming negotiations on the 2024 Physician Services Agreement. This three-part series highlights three areas of priority recommended to the OMAs Negotiation Task Force. For details, see […]Read More »
  • The front door to health care in Ontario is broken and needs to be fixed

    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 […]Read More »
  • Message from your family doctors, primary care providers, and PFHT re: vaccine exemption

    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 […]Read More »
  • Ontario Pharmacies and Primary Care Settings to Begin Offering COVID-19 Vaccinations

    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 […]Read More »
  • PFHT Announces New Medical Advisor

    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 […]Read More »
  • Peterborough Family Health Team welcomes new chief executive officer

    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 […]Read More »
  • Healthcare providers in Peterborough urge patients to wear non-medical masks for in-person medical appointments

    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 […]Read More »
  • Everyone Has a Role Preventing the Spread of COVID-19

    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, […]Read More »
  • The Peterborough Clinic Parking Reconstruction

    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 […]Read More »
  • Offering Patients a Medical Home – Not a Hallway – and a Stronger Health System

    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 […]Read More »
  • New Peterborough Ontario Health Team to Provide Better Connected Care for Patients

    Ontario Health Teams Part of Province’s Plan to End Hallway Health Care PETERBOROUGH — Ontario is delivering on its commitment to end hallway health care and build a connected and sustainable health care system centred around the needs of patients. The province is introducing Ontario Health Teams, a new model of care that brings together […]Read More »
  • Virtual Care Clinic in the News – November 13, 2019

    ‘Funding cuts could close much-needed medical clinic in Peterborough’ “Lori Richey, executive director with the Peterborough Family Health Team (PFHT) says funding for the King Street Virtual Care Clinic (VCC) and admin support for the family health team clinic in Lakefield will run out about four months from now. There are no clear options on […]Read More »
  • Cottagers are Walking Into Care at Two County Clinics

    Cottagers and visitors of Peterborough County will have access to walk-in hours for care. PETERBOROUGH, ON – Cottagers and visitors of Peterborough County now have access to walk-in care twice a week. The North Kawartha Health Centre in Apsley and the PFHT Clinic in Lakefield are extending their hours and offering a walk-in service to […]Read More »
  • Peterborough Gets Active

    During the month of June kids will have the opportunity to take part in multiple FREE kids’ activities! Numerous activities will take place each day in different locations throughout Peterborough County. The Peterborough Gets Active calendar informs you of the many options for your kids. For details on the program, see the daily activity guide.Read More »
  • Your Health & Climate Change: Up Close & Personal

    Join Peterborough Public Health, Peterborough Family Health Team, Green UP, For Our Grandchildren, and Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment for a FREE event on Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. This event will be held at Peterborough Public Health at 185 King Street. For more information and details on the […]Read More »
  • Need a Local Family Doctor? Get On The List!

    Peterborough Family Health Team (PFHT) is committed to closing gaps found in our local health care system. Recently, a new process was created to fix an ongoing problem: finding a local family doctor. With the development of this new local wait list residents without a family doctor, or whose family doctor is located outside of […]Read More »
  • Weekly preventative care clinics in Lakefield for people without healthcare provider

    Lakefield, ON – Weekly Women’s Wellness and Blood Pressure clinics begin this week at the PFHT Clinic for residents without a health care provider, such as a family doctor or nurse practitioner. These preventative care clinics will operate from the Morton Community Healthcare Centre located at 150 Strickland Street in Lakefield and run for six […]Read More »
  • New “PFHT Clinic” bridging gap in care for permanent & seasonal residents

    LAKEFIELD, ON – Peterborough Family Health Team (PFHT) is excited to announce the launch of the PFHT Clinic on Tuesday, September 11 at the Morton Community Healthcare Centre that will provide acute and episodic care to patients. These patients will meet with PFHT Nurse Practitioner (NP), Lorie Dunford, who will provide permanent residents with continuity […]Read More »
  • Lights, camera, care: Peterborough Virtual Care Clinic launches to support patients without a family doctor or nurse practitioner

    A collaboration with Peterborough Family Health Team, The City of Peterborough, and The Virtual Family Physician Network closes gap in care for unattached patients in the city and county. PETERBOROUGH, ON – The Peterborough Virtual Care Clinic (PVCC) is now open and operating at 185 King Street in Peterborough, on the fifth floor, to provide […]Read More »
  • 2017-18 Annual Report

    Peterborough Family Health Team is happy to introduce this year’s Annual Report, which reflects back on a year of hard work and dedication to our patients! For details, see the 2017-18 Annual Report.Read More »
  • There is a new doctor in town for Apsley residents

    There is a new doctor in town for the residents of Apsley: Dr. Paul Hasson. Starting February 28, 2018, Dr. Hasson will join the Peterborough Family Health Team model of care, opening his practice in the North Kawartha Health Centre. The family doctor will be…read moreRead More »
  • Getting the right care in the right place during the holiday season

    As flu season gets underway and seasonal illnesses begin to present themselves, the Peterborough Family Health Team, Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) and Peterborough Public Health are again working together to prepare for an expected increase in patient volumes in the coming weeks…read more.Read More »