A healthier centre

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By Eyeopener Staff 

Asbestos deposits in Ryerson’s Health Centre forced the university to gut the Kerr Hall offices this summer and complete some much-needed renovations.

“We had to [remove the asbestos] but we also wanted to make better use of the space,” said Marion Creery, director of student services.

The renovations include building larger reception and examination rooms and a wheelchair accessible bathroom.

The centre is also adding a part-time chiropractor and physiotherapist, whose services will be covered under the student health plan.

Four new doctors have been hired to its staff, bringing the total number to seven—a welcome addition considering the centre treats 8,000 patients each year.

Nurse practitioner Theresa Agnew feel the renovations are overdue.

“Now it’s a lot more like a real clinic,” she says.

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