News Article

Urgent Care Update

June 6, 2017



NEW VON Nurse Practitioner Clinic

at Jane Furber Clinic

Morton Community Healthcare Centre

Wednesdays & Thursdays

Opening June 7, 2017

Lakefield, ON: Wednesday, June 7, 2017 – The Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) and the Morton Community Healthcare Centre (MCHC) are pleased to announce that effective June 7th, 2017, VON will begin operating a Nurse Practitioner Clinic at the Jane Furber Urgent Care Centre(JFC) on Wednesdays and Thursdays. People currently without doctors, visitors, seasonal residents, contract workers, students away from home requiring medical care are encouraged to call 705-651-4866 for appointments on Wednesdays and Thursdays between 8:30 and 4:30.

"We are very pleased to be able to provide these important primary care Nurse Practitioner services to the people of Lakefield and the surrounding area", says Shari Comerford, VON Director Nurse Practitioners Professional Practice . "We are committed to providing timely access to care and service while working in partnership with local community agencies in pursuit of positive health and social outcomes."

" In addition to being a leader in the provision of primary care services, VON offers a wide range of home and community care programs that will greatly benefit the community at large" states Liz Loftus, VON Director of Home Care.

"We are delighted that VON Nurse Practitioners will be able to extend their services to the Jane Furber Clinic" says Glenda Newson, chair of the Board of Directors of the MCHC. "This will be an important addition to the health care services offered in our Centre."

The clinic will be staffed by Nurse Practitioners Sarah McLean and Shari Comerford, on Wednesdays and Thursdays respectively.


About VON Canada: Established in 1897, and this year celebrating its 120th Anniversary, VON is Canada’s longest-standing home and community health care charity delivering a wide range of

vital health and wellness services to more than 10,000 people in Ontario and Nova Scotia every day. VON is accredited with Exemplary Standing by Accreditation Canada. For more Information:

Shari Comerford, NP-PHC

Director Nurse Practitioner Professional Practice



Liz Loftus

VON District Executive Director, Home Care

705.745.0188 ext. 6457


Glenda Newson

Chair, MCHC Board of Directors