History of North Middlesex Community Medical Centre
North Middlesex Community Medical Centre serves a large area including Parkhill, Ailsa Craig, Nairn and the Townships of East Williams, McGillivray and West-Williams. Beyond the residents of North Middlesex, the centre also attracts patients from the north part of Lambton and south portion of Huron County.
NMCMC, formed by local physicians and community members who recognized that health services in the area were at risk due to physician retirement and relocation, is located in the original medical facility, built by Dr. William Scrimgeour during his 50+ medical career serving this community. His legacy lives on through the continued care provided at the Centre.
The Parkhill building, purchased in 2004 with funds from the municipality and generous donations from the community, was expanded and upgraded to ensure functional, attractive and accessible facilities for patients and staff.
Designated as a medically underserviced area in 2004, the Municipality of North Middlesex has almost 6,700 residents, but only two full-time equivalent physicians, including Dr. Bill Thorpe, who has practised faithfully and continuously in Parkhill for well over 25 years. We have the capacity and the population base to support a complement of 3 full-time physicians in the Parkhill Clinic. Our goal is to achieve and maintain a full complement of family physicians to fulfill, locally, the primary health care needs of North Middlesex.