For Immediate Release: November 21, 2017
The Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality is pleased to announce that the first steps to creating a full service Health facility has taken place. We have been successful in the appointment of two family physicians. Dr. Shane Barclay as the Medical Director for the Sun Peaks Family Practice and Dr. Harpreet Kelly who will join the team in January 2018. Dr. Barclay will work together with Laura Bantock, our Executive Director, to establish and run the primary care practice at Sun Peaks. We anticipate that the practice will open for December 11, 2017, offering weekday services for both full and part-time residents and will include advanced access care for seasonal visitors to the resort. Patients currently without a family doctor in the surrounding communities are also eligible to join the practice. The phones at the office will open on December 4th and people are asked to be patient. The office number is 778-644-0635.
● Mayor Al Raine indicated that “Sun Peaks is excited that after a very long journey we have completed work on the building itself and found this excellent medical team to lead the establishment and operation. We are also so thankful for all of the numerous volunteers and their tireless efforts that helped us bring the facility to this stage. We are about to realize our vision of having primary care on the mountain for residents, visitors and the broader community.”
Dr. Barclay commented
• “I am very excited about this new opportunity to create a sustainable and team based approach to family medicine at Sun Peaks. It’s exactly the type of opportunity that I have been looking for, it’s a unique situation because we are starting from the ground up in building an integrated team of healthcare professionals in a fantastic purposebuilt facility. I’m pleased to be able to provide medical leadership to the team.”
Quote from Laura Bantock:
• “I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to work alongside Dr. Barclay and Dr. Kelly to help provide an environment where healthcare professionals feel supported and where patients and their families feel at home with their healthcare team. The team of professionals at the Thompson Region Division of Family Practice have been valuable collaborators throughout this process.”
Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality want too specifically thank Thompson Region Division of Family Practice for helping us to market and recruit for family doctors.
For more information please contact: www.sunpeakshealth.com
Phone number: 1-778-644-0635