LETTERS: People need doctors

I am curious to know where the Mayor intends to find doctors to look after the new people that he is hoping to attract to Sidney.

I read the February Mayor’s message  in the latest Town Talk from the Town of Sidney.  I am a practicing Registered Nurse and a resident of Sidney.

I am  curious to know where the Mayor intends to find doctors  to look after the medical  needs of all the new people that he is hoping to attract  to Sidney. It seems that  it is nearly impossible for existing residents to find replacement  doctors to care for them as their current doctors retire.

Years ago, at a lecture of Dr. Ambrose Marsh’s that I attended, I heard him say young doctors are unable to afford to buy or rent homes here, which is one of the reasons it is almost impossible to attract doctors to practice medicine  here.

Also, this influx of new residents will  cause additional waits in the Emergency room at the Saanich Peninsula Hospital and a back log, worse than the present situation, for actual admission to  a ward.

Ann Drew, Sidney

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