Your health is in good hands, if this week’s takeover from the Pemberton Medical Clinic is any indication
Happy BC Day everyone! Welcome to the Pemberton Medical Clinic takeover of the Wellness Almanac. Over the next week we will be sharing some photos documenting how we serve the communities in this area and introducing the staff who make up the team committed to providing excellent healthcare in this little corner of paradise we are fortunate enough to live in. As today is a stat holiday, the medical offices are closed, but Leah and Shandell are the nurses on call for emergencies and are members of the VCH nursing staff on site 08:30-20:30 and via call in 20:30-08:30 📞 604-894-6633 They are backed up by a physician who is able to attend within 15 minutes, day or night. #PMCtakeover #wellnessalmanac #pembertonbc #ruralmedicine
Rural communities everywhere struggle to get quality medical services and a dedicated staff of professionals. Luckily here in Pemberton, the Pemberton Medical Clinic is stacked with talented young staff, who also, in their spare time, host Toonie Races.
Day 2 of the Pemberton Medical Clinic takeover, and the long weekend caught up with us- super busy day! Unfortunately there was no time to snap any of the staff, so instead here's a throwback to earlier in the year. For the first time we partnered with the @blackbirdbakerypemberton and @porcabikes to sponsor a Toonie mountain bike ride. Due to a rain storm earlier it was one of the quieter rides of the spring, but that just meant an extra slice of pizza (or two!) for all who turned up… It was a great opportunity to support a community volunteer organisation, and be able to promote one of the many ways to keep fit in the Pemberton Valley.
They also like flying around in helicopters.
Day 5 of the #pmctakeover. Helicopter photos! Every Tuesday one of the Pemberton Medical Clinic physicians flies to the Southern Statlimc remote communities down the Inshuck'ch lake road to provide outreach clinics. One of the docs is also a volunteer member of the Pemberton Search and Rescue team- on call 24/7 to provide medical care in the backcountry. #ruralmedicine #wellnessalmanac #pembertonsar #pembertonsearchandrescue @blackcomb_helicopters
But it’s not all fun, games, and casting practice…
Day 3 of the Pemberton Medical Clinic Takeover of the #wellnessalmanac. Maintaining skills and knowledge is a key priority for our staff. We were fortunate enough to get a tutorial from two casting technicians on their techniques for applying casts. Here's a brief video demonstrating a short arm cast application. #pmctakeover
They’re also working to understand what wellness means in different cultural contexts.
Community collaboration is about talking and building relationships- today Dion Thevarge and Dr Nick Fisher took the time to meet and build on the Cultural Safety Training provided by VCH Aboriginal Health. Dion is a lead for the Aboriginal Patient Navigator Program, which has been designed to help connect Indigenous patients with health and wellness services that take into account traditional spiritual and cultural practices as a part of a persons return to health. We are excited to be able to build on these services and expand them in the future in collaboration with our community healthcare leaders. #pmctakeover #ruralmedicine