The first-ever Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Williams Lake and the Central Interior Rural Division of Family Practice (CIRD) was signed Tuesday night.
City Councillor Laurie Walters who had worked on initiating the memorandum, says she’s thrilled that it has finally happened.
“This has been in the works since July,” she said.
“The CIRD, it was important to them; one of our initiatives through the GP For Me program is to build community linkages and we went to the top with the City so what that means is there are four real basic things that we want to start working on through the MOU.”
Walters says that includes building community linkages between clinics and community services, developing a framework for the enhancement and improvement for access to health care, and facilitating community partnerships and fostering collaborative practices in the community.
She says this will all contribute to the strengthening of the doctor and patient relationship.
The Central Interior Rural Division of Family Practice represents 47 physicians within 100 Mile House, Williams Lake, and Tatla Lake.