Categories: Community

North Saanich adds to doctor committee

NORTH SAANICH — Mayor Alice Finall has been appointed the District of North Saanich’s liaison to the doctor recruitment and retention committee being formed on the Saanich Peninsula.

Local doctors and the Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation have teamed up to try to address the issue of retiring doctors and a marked lack of available replacements.

“It’s a going concern,” Finall said.

Councillors in the District noted that more doctors are being lost to the community and are concerned with a lack of action so far by provincial authorities to address the matter of retiring physicians in a region that is dependant upon its doctors.

 

Steven Heywood

Leave a Comment
Share
Published by
Steven Heywood

Recent Posts

Deaths feared after train derails amid storms in Scotland

Stonehaven is on the line for passenger trains linking Aberdeen with the cities of Edinburgh…

36 mins ago

Teen killer Kelly Ellard gets day parole extension allowing up to five days at home

Ellard is serving a life sentence for the 1997 murder of 14-year-old Reena Virk

1 hour ago

DFO says 5 aggrieved B.C First Nations were consulted on fisheries plan

Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations calls response ‘a sham,’ adding DFO never incorporates their views

2 hours ago

Lower Mainland woman gives birth on in-laws’ driveway

Frédérique Gagnon new son is appropriately named after Norse trickster god

2 hours ago

VIDEO: B.C. community rallies to save snared eagle

Revelstoke climber scales tree to save the raptor

2 hours ago

STANDING TALL: ‘Forced retirement’ a reality for sawmill employees

A look at the forest sector in B.C. – and those hoping for the best…

2 hours ago