KW clinic offers new care model for Ontarians living with spinal cord injury

Model improves outcomes

As we continue to address the need to provide more accessible care for those living with SCI, ONF is constantly seeking new opportunities to partner with organizations to increase the access to primary care. In collaboration with the Centre for Family Medicine in Waterloo, the ONF in partnership with the Rick Hansen Institute (RHI) will support the opening of five new mobility clinics across Ontario.

The $700,000 grant from ONF will be used to develop new clinics that model the existing Waterloo facility. SCI Program Director, Tara Jeji says, “This has been a long-standing partnership and we are proud of the work that has been done – it’s rewarding to see better patient outcomes. We now have the opportunity to take this model to scale by providing equitable access to primary care across the province.”

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Left to right: Tara Jeji (ONF), Kristine Figueirdo (Mobility Clinic Nurse), Dr. Anne Berndl, (OBGYN Sunnybrook), Sarah Pritchard (Mobility Clinic OT), Jennifer Howcroft (Wife of Mobility Clinic Patient)