If you look through the Connecting Albert County calendar, you will often see references to the Community Room or Community Health Room. The room is on the lower level of the Albert County Health and Wellness Centre in Riverside-Albert. In case you have never been there, we thought it was time to introduce you to the Community Health Room – a valuable resource in our area.
The Bennett and Albert County Health Care (BACH) Foundation has furnished the room with various audiovisual technology. You can use the basic flipchart and white boards, or project images from your laptop to a screen or television monitor.
Videoconferencing is also possible – this allows for live communication between different locations. People can hear and see each other on the television screen. Meetings and workshops can be held with various groups of people in several different places at once. The technology also allows patients to be in the room in Riverside-Albert and connect with medical specialists from other provinces – a long distance medical appointment without the long drive. Medical staff can supplement their training by attending workshops long-distance by videoconference.
To book the room, call the Albert County Health and Wellness Centre (882-3100). To learn more about the BACH Foundation or to support its work, see www.bachfoundation.com or call 882-3100. The Foundation is a registered charitable organization.