Byron Family Medical Centre

March 21, 2022: Sad News

It is with a heavy heart that I share the news of the tragic passing of our dear friend and colleague, Dr. John Sangster. Dr. Sangster was killed in a motor vehicle accident on Friday, March 18 on his way back from lunch with a friend near Stratford. He was 79.

Dr. Sangster was an Academic Team Physician from our centre and was the Dearness Home Medical Director in addition to his many roles in the Department of Family Medicine & LHSC. Dr. Sangster co-founded our centre along with Drs. Cam Robinson and Keith Johnson, officially opening the clinic on October 11, 1978. He fully retired from our centre as a beloved doctor, student educator and researcher after a full illustrious career in 2013. He had a rare passion for improving education and continued to be active in many roles into retirement. He will be missed by the many colleagues, staff, patients and learners whose lives and careers he touched.

Our warmest condolences go out to his family.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2-4, and from 6-8pm at the Westview Funeral Chapel. The funeral will be held on Thursday at 1pm at Westview. Please note, the family is requesting that visitors wear masks. A private family interment will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry (more specific information will be on the Westview Funeral Chapel site).

News for March 25, 2022

While public health measures begin to ease in the community and mask mandates are being lifted in most settings, please be aware LHSC and affiliate centres such as ours are not yet able to relax restrictions and match the community in reopening.

Masking remains in effect.

In addition to wearing your mask, you can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 at LHSC by:

1. Using alcohol-based hand sanitizer often (before and after touching any surface)

2. Trying to maintain physical distance of 6ft (2m)

Thank you for your continued patience and for supporting the safety of our staff and our patients.

NEW! Changes to Lunch Hour Phone Service

We need a little downtime! Effective January 24, 2022, phones will no longer be answered between 1200 noon and 1230 pm. Please call back after this time to speak with a receptionist. Thank you for your understanding.

News for Oct 19, 2021 - Influenza "flu" vaccine for this fall/winter 2021

We are now aware that the influenza vaccine will be available to our clinic patients for call-in vaccine only appointments on Wed Nov 3. Please call on or after Tuesday Nov 2 to book. We will be posting more information here as it becomes available.