Doctor, Doctor give us the news, we’ve got a bad case of needing you…


#1

We’re short and that means a considerable amount of folks are using the emergency room as a clinic, which is not necessarily appropriate, but hey, what other options are there at this point "-- Tony Briglio, North West Regional Hospital District chair, outlining the measures that some Prince Rupert residents are taking in seeking out health care.

Prince Rupert’s doctor shortage has apparently gone far beyond the tipping point for many local residents as reports of two and sometime three week waits to see a local doctor are starting to wear on locals.

With most existing practices not accepting new patients at the moment, the crush will now come at the doors of the emergency ward of Prince Rupert Regional Hospital, which will be left to deal with the fallout of a decline in the number of practicing physicians in the city…

( from  the blog a town called podunk,  click on the link below to see the entire article atowncalledpodunk.blogspot.com/2 … 5336056689 )-


#2

I just moved here and I got a doctor no problem.  I know I’m lucky.


#3

Yep you sure are, there’s a lot of folks that are just heading up to emerg now and waiting in the lobby for their chance to see a doctor…

I know of one clinic that has been looking for a replacement doctor for almost a year now and haven’t had much in the way of luck, it’s a pretty challenging task lots of openings province wide to compete with and less and less doctors coming out of med school that want to be GP’s.

Too much TV I guess, everyone wants to be a specialist now… more glamour, more free time…


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