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Physician shortage resolution passed at Kensington, P.E.I., council meeting

The Nova Scotia Health Authority’s list of “career opportunities” suggest it seeks to hire family physicians on a one-for-one basis. But with work-life balance in mind, doctors will be handling one-third fewer patients than the bulk of family physicians in Nova Scotia see, writes Allan Lynch. - 123RF
Kensington, P.E.I., has decided to ask the province for help recruiting physicians to the town. - 123RF

Kensington council has requested the provincial government implement a new program to recruit new doctors to the Kensington area. 

Over 13,000 Islanders in total are on a waiting list for a family doctor.

The motion passed unanimously and a request will be issued. 

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