Doctors of the World Canada is proud to announce the launch of its very first mobile medical clinic in Montreal, an initiative that is unique in North America. With this state-of-the-art vehicle, the volunteer doctors and the nurses employed by the organization will be able to provide healthcare services to marginalized people in several downtown districts.
"Doctors of the World's mobile clinic will enable us to make healthcare more accessible since we'll be able to go where the needs are and reach out to the most marginalized Montrealers," explained Dr. Nicolas Bergeron, president of Doctors of the World Canada. "In addition to providing basic care, the mobile clinic will make it easier to integrate excluded populations into the public health and social services network."
The Doctors of the World mobile clinic is divided into two main areas: one for patient reception and nursing care, and a second, more spacious area with an examination table and the doctor's workstation. In addition to the volunteer doctor, the team will comprise a driver, a nurse and volunteers. The vehicle will also be equipped with TELUS Health technology for registering patients in the healthcare system.
As is already the case with Doctors of the World Canada's Montreal Project, which has been helping vulnerable people in Montreal for 15 years, the mobile clinic's medical staff will provide care in partnership with some 15 community organizations. In 2013-2014, the Montreal Project's nurses performed more than 3,400 medical procedures on 916 patients.
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