Lumby & District Health Services Society
Our Mission Statement:
To facilitate and maintain accessible, quality health and information services to our community”
Lumby & District Health Services Society (LDHSS) is a non-profit charitable organization and is directed by volunteer Board of Directors and members who operates in accordance with the provisions of the BC Society’s Act. The Board works in cooperation with the doctors and Interior Health at Lumby Health Centre.
LDHSS Board oversees the conduct of the organization’s business and provides direction to the administrator who is responsible for day-to day operations. The Board does not participate in the day-to day administration, but establishes the governing structure with policies and results to be achieved. The Board sets the standards of conduct for the organization and represents the interests of the society and the community in directing the affairs of the organization.
The Board meets 9 times a year once each month, September through June, on the fourth Monday of the month. Directors are elected yearly by the Active Members at the Annual General Meeting held in May.
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What sets us apart from other community health care centres?
The Lumby & District Health Services Society works with Lumby Physicians and Interior Health to provide the best possible care for Lumby, Cherryville and area residents.
The Society supports Lumby health care professionals by ensuring they have the equipment to do their jobs and facilitates extra health programs that otherwise would not be available to the community.
Some of these programs include:
- Physican Recruitment
- Nurse Practitioner Recruitement
- Lab Services
- X-Ray Services
- Foot Care Clinics
- Mammogram Clinics
- Diabetes Clinics
- Options for Sexual Health
The Society also provides regular information workshops and clinics on a variety of health related topics. Please check our Events Calendar for upcoming workshop and clinics.
Health Care that Meets the Needs of a Rural Community
We may feel that government should fund these needs, but the reality is that there is never enough government support to meet all of the health care needs in British Columbia. Rural communities face unique challenges with a population that is geographically diverse and budgets that reflect the smaller number of residents. Often, someone seeking health care is already facing a challenge just reaching Lumby, let alone Vernon. With public transit severely limited or non-existent in rural communities, those without transportation face an even more difficult hurdle.
When we or our loved ones face health issues, we quickly recognize the importance of having a strong health care network in our community. By making donations and supporting special fundraising events, you can make a difference for all of us. Together we help the men and women who work hard to give you the care you need, when you need it.