Peterborough is an active, thriving city of 75,000 that serves as the gateway to cottage and lake country in the Kawarthas. All family medicine residents in Peterborough-Kawartha work in Family Health Teams with their family medicine preceptor(s) as well as various allied health professionals. Peterborough Regional Health Centre is a 450 bed regional health centre that offers almost all medical services. In Peterborough, you will see patients with a diverse mix of ages and presenting problems and you are guaranteed to see a high volume of patients in all services. Patients tend to be complex with multisystem disease and they benefit from the well-supported specialist care that is available. As all in-hospital rotations are done at PRHC, residents quickly become familiar with consultants from various specialties and feel comfortable developing working relationships throughout the hospital. Family Medicine residents are valued and appreciated in Peterborough and the feedback from patients, allied health professionals, Family Physicians and specialist physicians alike has been excellent.
Primary Care in Peterborough
In 2005 Peterborough was selected as one of the first communities in Ontario to pilot the Family Health Team Model of primary care provision. We currently have five well developed teams in the city and surrounding region which have incorporated allied health professions including Nurse Practitioners, Dieticians, Social Workers, and Pharmacists. Offices of FHT physicians are now fully computerized and Family Physician remuneration and job satisfaction are dramatically improved. The provincial government has recognized Peterborough as one of the most successful Family Health Team sites in Ontario. Come learn with Family Doctors who are optimistic about the future of family medicine and see primary care renewal in action.
Peterborough Regional Health Centre
The Peterborough Regional Health Centre is a newly constructed, state-of-the-art hospital that opened in June 2008. It has a bed capacity of 494, and is physically larger than both Mt. Sinai and Toronto General Hospital. The new hospital incorporates cutting edge technology including fully computerized diagnostic imaging, a cardiac catheterization lab, MRI, and integrated bedside computer terminals. Serving a regional population of more than 300,000, PRHC offers an extensive range of services including one of the busiest emergency departments in the province. Peterborough Regional's 25 year connection to the Queen's University Medical School demonstrates our commitment to ongoing education and the training of tomorrow's doctors.
For more information visit: www.prhc.on.ca