The Government of Manitoba has invested $8.9-million into the construction and development of a new bilingual ACCESS centre in St. Boniface, Man., scheduled for completion in summer 2016. ACCESS centres offer health and social services to community residents. These include public health, primary care, mental health, employment and income assistance, early learning and child care, children’s disability, community living disability, and home care services.
“The construction of this new ACCESS centre in St. Boniface is another step forward in building a more robust, co-ordinated and accessible primary care system for Manitobans,” says Sharon Blady, Manitoba’s Health Minister. “This ACCESS centre, with Centre de santé Saint-Boniface at the heart of its operations, will be part of one of Manitoba’s new My Health Teams and will provide even easier access to bilingual health and community services to Manitobans, right in their community.”
The existing Centre de santé Saint-Boniface, a bilingual primary care clinic that has been in operation in St. Boniface for 15 years, will be relocated to the new ACCESS centre upon completion of construction at the new site.
The new ACCESS centre will be barrier-free and clients and patients will have the option to choose service in English or French, as all staff members will be bilingual.
Other ACCESS centres in Winnipeg include ACCESS River East, ACCESS Transcona, ACCESS NorWest, ACCESS Downtown and ACCESS Winnipeg West.