The Diabetes Education Centre for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes patients at the Guelph General Hospital was relocated on Aug. 5.
Under the leadership of the Guelph Family Health Team, the centre moved to Guelph Medical Place, 83 Dawson Road and will operate as Diabetes Care Guelph. All Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes patients served at Guelph General, and those on waiting lists are being transferred to the new location.
The move will not affect those who now receive service at the Guelph Community Health Centre. Pediatric diabetic patients and those with gestational diabetes will continue to receive service at the hospital.
Ross Kirkconnell, executive director of the Guelph Family Health Team, said improved funding has been made available from the Ontario Ministry of Health .
“This has been a highly collaborative process between the Ministry, the Guelph General Hospital and the Guelph Community Health Centre,” he said.
The Family Health Team will support all referring physicians in their work, including those who may not be part of the Family Health Team.