About the Northumberland Medical Arts Centre
The Northumberland Medical Arts Centre (NMAC) fulfils a long-standing vision to establish a medical arts building on Northumberland Hills Hospital (NHH) land. The short-and long term benefits that such a building will bring to the region have been understood since NHH was constructed in 2003.
These benefits include:
An opportunity to concentrate health services, including primary care and specialty care, in order to improve access and minimize travel for local patients and their families;
- To assist in attracting new physicians and other health care professionals to the area;
- To improve proximity to the hospital for primary care physicians and, as such, a greater likelihood they will retain hospital privileges and be available to care for their patients when hospitalized; and
- To provide a critical new long-term revenue source for NHH, which will assist in the maintaining and expanding hospital services in our community.
The main tenant of the NMAC will be the Northumberland Family Health Team (NFHT). The NFHT includes 21 of the 25 Family Physicians in the area, along with Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Dietitians, an Occupational Therapist, a Physiotherapist, a Respiratory Therapist, a Chiropodist, a Social Worker, a Mental Health Clinician, a Pharmacist and a Health Educator. For the first time, the NFHT will have the opportunity to be located under one roof, in close proximity to NHH. This co-location will allow for more effective and frequent interactions between the physicians, integrated health professionals, NHH and most importantly the patients and their caregivers.
Other tenants of the NMAC include a pharmacy, laboratory, dental clinic, audiology clinic and physiotherapy clinic.
Included in the NMAC design is an attractive Gateway entrance at the corner of Burnham Street and DePalma Drive, accessible public transit access at the front door, and convenient patient drop off.