Consolidating services may harm Peterborough’s downtown Women’s Health Centre

Part of the Peterborough Regional Health Centre includes consolidating the rest of its operations at its new suburban facility. For the Women’s Health Centre, leaving the existing downtown location may make the facility less accessible to many clients. The Centre has taken many cuts — there has been a reduction of social work service for sexual abuse, for eating disorders, the resource librarian has been cut as has the “Well Women” programming. Staff cuts means there is also no capacity to nurture and strengthen community partnerships. The lactation (breast feeding) consultant has already been moved out to the main hospital site. Friends of the Centre say the move will make it particularly difficult for young women, young mothers, women without transportation and women with limited financial resources to access women’s health programming.

2 responses to “Consolidating services may harm Peterborough’s downtown Women’s Health Centre

  1. Laurie Miller

    As in any city, the downtown area is generally more accessible to many who have challenges with transportation. Moving this office a way out to one end of the city is a very poorly thought out idea. What build obstactles to the women who need these services the most.

  2. Laurie Miller

    As in any city, the downtown area is generally more accessible to many who have challenges with transportation. Moving this office a way out to one end of the city is a very poorly thought out idea. Why build obstactles to the women who need these services the most?

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