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Curve Lake Council Purchase a Medical Handicap Bus


Curve Lake Council Purchase a Medical Handicap Bus

Curve Lake First Nation Council today announced the purchase of a Medical Transportation Handicap bus. This endeavour was made possible by Curve Lake in discussion with Health Canada to address client mobility requirements, better access for seniors and ill clients and those who are physically challenged. The bus will also be used to transport clients to medical appointments and increase their ability to attend social outings.
Curve Lake First Nation and Health Canada cost shared the purchase 50/50. Curve Lake First Nation Council accessed their portion of the cost through the Gaming Revenue Funding.

Quote from Chief Knott
“With great pleasure we announce the purchase of a new Handicapped Vehicle. When the idea came to Council we endorsed it with honour, the Health and Family Department began the process for seeking funding.
The purchase price of the van was $80,000, which was paid partially by Health Canada and our First Nation contributed the remaining. The bus will serve many community members who are handicapped or need medical transportation for dialysis treatment or members who have to travel to places like Kingston, Toronto, Oshawa, as well as Peterborough for treatment. This Handicapped bus will provide space for four individuals in wheel chair and seat six others.

Curve Lake background
In mid-March 2011, CLFN Health Manager met with Health Canada staff concerning their ability to assist with the purchase of a handicapped vehicle, estimated cost $80,000. Health Canada committed $40,000 toward the purchase.
Council approved the balance of funding as part of a proposal submitted by Health Center staff.

For more information contact:

Brian Hamilton, General Manager                 Phyllis Williams,
Curve Lake First Nation                               Manager Health & Family Services
T: 705-657-8045                                         T: (705) 657-2557
E : manager@curvelakefn.ca                         manager@curvelakehealthcentre.com

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