Queen Elizabeth Medical Clinic to Provide Extended Access

Montreal February 27, 2008 The McGill University Health Centre Family Medicine Clinic located at the Queen Elizabeth Health Complex will be partnering with four other community-based clinics in NDG and Westmount to form a Groupe médecine familiale (GMF) and a Clinique réseau.

Medical and radiology services will be available from 8AM-8PM on weekdays and from 9AM-5PM on weekends and holidays 365 days a year.  The Queen Elizabeth walk-in clinic will serve as the hub of the GMF/ Clinique réseau and physicians from all the partner clinics will share in staffing.

"By coordinating our efforts and resources, the partner clinics will be able to make care more available for patients and their families" said Dr. Martin Dawes, Director of the Department of Family Medicine at the MUHC and President of the Queen Elizabeth Medical Group.

The other clinics are the Queen Elizabeth Urgent Care Clinic at 2111 Northcliffe Avenue in Montreal, the Hillside Clinic on Marlowe Avenue in Westmount, the Roper Clinic at 4500 Sherbrooke Street West in Westmount and the MUHC Family Medicine Clinic at 2100 Marlowe Avenue in Westmount.  Soon to join the network is the Vendome Clinic at 5175 Blvd. de Maisonneuve in Montreal.  These clinics draw on a pool of 30 physicians.

"The Queen Elizabeth Health Complex is the ideal focal point for a GMF and Clinique réseau because it provides access to essential diagnostic services such as blood tests, radiology and ultra-sound," said Dr. Mark Roper, Director of Primary Care, MUHC Department of Family Medicine and doctor in charge of the GMF.

To reach the clinic, you may call 514-481-4343.

About the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC)
The McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) is a comprehensive academic health institution with an international reputation for excellence in clinical programs, research and teaching. The MUHC is a merger of five teaching hospitals affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University––the Montreal Children's, Montreal General, Royal Victoria, and Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, as well as the Montreal Chest Institute. Building on the tradition of medical leadership of the founding hospitals, the goal of the MUHC is to provide patient care based on the most advanced knowledge in the health care field, and to contribute to the development of new knowledge.

For more information contact:
Seeta Ramdass
Public Relations & Communications Coordinator
McGill University Health Centre Public Relations & Communications Services
(514) 843-1560