Changes are certainly happening and I do not believe to the best of expecting mothers!! I saw the article on the Muskeg News Web but am having difficulties loading it up yesterday and this morning.
Just recently, the decision from this hospital is to have all expecting mothers to have their prenatal files at the Hospital. Women will now have to see at least 7 doctors and not sure who will be delivering their baby. What happened with the primary care from a family doctor? Does he/she not know the patient well during her pregnancy and monitoring the progress of the baby? No written notices to the patients of the change, when they go for their prenatal check up are told their next visit is with someone else. Some doctors do not like this, but what can they say as this comes from the top.
I have spoken to one mother-to-be and she is very upset with this new set up. I do not care if other communities have rotating doctors for expecting mothers, this is not good. Why? Because what else will NHA do next?
City Council rallied to get new doctors to the community so the people will have a family physician (as NHA said in their advertisement, for people to have someone to give them primary care). Perhaps council can do something on behalf of those expected mothers and future residents.
I have a friend that went into medical practice to help people and when he was done with his education and training, he later found out this is a business. Geez, I really thought the health and well being was important, but guess our health care providers need more money. I appreciate the commitment a doctor has to wanting to help people, but there are some who and the health authority who really want to make money off those who really need the service.