There simply aren’t enough providers to care for everyone in B.C., especially those in remote communities. Recruiting more family doctors and hiring more nurse practitioners will most certainly help… more
Another means of relieving the pressure on the emergency room physician would be the introduction of physician assistants to the province’s health care system similar to what exists in New Brunswick, Ontario and Manitoba…more.
Kevin Dickson, for instance, is a physician assistant in the emergency department at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital in Fredericton. The role is considered a “physician extender,” sort of akin to a lifelong medical school resident. Working under the supervision of… Read more »
Letter to the Editor: N.B. to spend $3 million on improving wait times for orthopedic surgeries. Published February 13, 2018 for The Canadian Press and featured on the Canadian Healthcare Network – http://www.canadianhealthcarenetwork.ca/healthcaremanagers/news/n-b-to-spend-3-million-on-improving-wait-times-for-orthopedic-surgeries-36119?utm_source=EmailMarketing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Healthcare_Newsletter_Thursday…more.