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Diagnostic Imaging needed for Guelph Urgent Care and Fertility Clinic.

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There are no urgent care medical clinics in Guelph or Wellington County. A large burden is being placed on the Guelph General Hospital Emergency Department, as many patients present with non-emergencies, resulting in longer wait times and a higher cost to our public health system. The proposed urgent care clinic for Guelph would operate during the day, evenings, and weekends. The clinic would offer a higher level of medical care than walk-in clinics (such as stitches and casting for fractures) and is more cost effective than seeing non-emergency patients in a hospital setting.

There are presently no options for fertility service in Guelph or Wellington County. Karma Fertility is a reproductive clinic in Kitchener that would like to offer services in Guelph and Wellington County. Karma currently has a large patient base from the Guelph region. The travel time Guelph patients experience to obtain fertility services creates stress and unnecessary hardship.

In order to bring Urgent Care Medical and Fertility Services to Guelph, we need Dr. Roger Stronell MD (a highly respected radiologist) to transfer a dormant diagnostic imaging license to Guelph. The diagnostic imaging clinic will accept referrals from community physicians and obstetrics providers, but will also provide high quality imaging in support of the proposed co-located urgent care clinic and fertility clinic. These clinics will not operate in Guelph without Dr. Stronell’s diagnostic imaging services.

Please sign this petition to encourage the Ontario Ministry of Health to allow Dr. Stronell to transfer the license. Our community is rapidly growing and we need these clinical services!

Please share the petition with anyone that might have interest in improving healthcare in Guelph and Wellington County.

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