“The North East Specialized Geriatric Services collaborates with many health-care providers from all over northeastern Ontario,” said Dr. Jo-Anne Clarke, medical director of the program, in a press release.
"Welcoming Dr. Chau to our team will allow us to care for our patients in a more timely manner, meeting a very real need for the care of seniors in the northeast.”
The program is administratively managed by the City of Greater Sudbury. It consists of a multidisciplinary team of health-care providers who provide specialized care for seniors with complex health needs, as well as expert resources for health-care professionals and caregivers throughout northeastern Ontario.
The team's direction is guided by the North East Specialized Geriatric Services Advisory Panel, a group of health experts from across the region, chaired by Ward 5 Coun. Ron Dupuis.
The recruitment of another physician speaks to the success of the North East Specialized Geriatric Services, said Catherine Matheson, the city's general manager of community development.
“Since the program’s inception in 2009 elderly patients in the northeast have been receiving specialized care in their communities via a compassionate and caring