Byron Family Medical Centre

May 2024

We have some exciting news! 


Byron Family Medical Centre is now integrated with OCEAN eReferral Network, enabling us to securely send referrals electronically to specialist’s offices and eliminate time consuming, paper-based workflows.

 

OCEAN allows us to easily identify wait times and refer accordingly, eliminates the need for faxing, and provides you - the patient - with faster access to care.

 

You may receive emails from OCEAN eReferral Network updating you on the status of your referral.  This is legitimate.  In order to receive these alerts, you must provide your email address to your healthcare provider and provide consent to receive updates.


Please connect with your healthcare team if you have any questions.

June 2023 News


Dr. Nancy McKeough

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Nancy McKeough, who will be retiring from clinical practice in June 2023. 


Canada Day STAT Holiday

Byron Family Medical Centre will be closed on Monday, July 3, 2023.  If you have an urgent matter, please call 519-472-9670 to speak with a physician who is on-call. If you have a  medical emergency please dial 911 or seek medical attention at an LHSC Emergency Department.

Masking 

In an effort to ensure the continued safety of our patients and staff, we would appreciate it if you would mask while receiving care in our facility. 

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)

Thursday Feb 23, 2023

Due to the ice storm, the centre will be closed until noon.  If you had an in-person appointment this am, you will be called instead.  For patients of our centre, if you have a medical issue that can't wait until noon, please call the centre and follow the prompts to speak with a doctor oncall.  

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.