The Kincardine Family Health Organization conducting business from the Hawthorne Community Clinic announces the closure of the medical practice of Dr. David Blecher, effective June 30, 2018.
The practice closure was a difficult personal decision and Dr. Blecher has asked us to express his appreciation for the understanding of his patients, the Municipality, the supportive and welcoming community as well as his respective clinic staff.
We appreciate the closures will result in inconvenience and stress and are proactively working to address patient’s concerns. This may include, but is not limited to:
- Affected patients will be provided a letter indicating and/or suggesting next steps;
- Affected patients may be assigned to a remaining physician at the clinic until a replacement physician is recruited.
Please note: patient assignments are temporary and re-assignments will not be provided;
- The ER Diversion Protocol that was established in collaboration with the South Bruce Grey Health Centre (Kincardine Site) to divert lesser acuity patients away from the ER to the Family Health Team Nurse Practitioner Clinic remains activated
We wish to provide assurances that we do not have plans to initiate an Orphan Clinic.
Letters have been mailed out to patients of Dr. Blecher, notifying them of this closure.
Thank you for your understanding and patience as we transition through this process. Further updates and announcements will be communicated locally through our media partners and through the patient information line. The Patient Information Line is a dedicated line containing the most up-to-date information concerning the practice closure and recruitment initiatives. The Patient Information Line is: 519.396.4300.