From CBC News May 13th, 2019.
"According to the New Brunswick Medical Society, in July of 2018, more than 44,000 residents were living without a family physician. (didesign021/Shutterstock)"
An interesting article that talks about the challenges of patients in New Brunswick in obtaining and keeping a GP. Although this article talks about N.B., the bigger picture here is that this is becoming common place throughout the country. I mentioned in another post (Early appointments mean better care from your GP) that although I make scheduled appointments with my GP, I always have to wait. The reason is that my GP has taken on the patient load from another Doctor that left the clinic's practice in my rural Ontario town. After two years, my GP may have finally attracted a replacement. Good for me and good for everyone else. Another doctor on staff to shoulder the load.
That's one reason for the lack of doctors - attraction to rural communities, read the article to understand the multiple challenges facing patients and doctors alike in N.B. and across the country.
Keep well, and if you're lucky enough to have a GP, book an early appointment, and bring a book while you're waiting your turn.
ACH2015 - Andy.