Greater Victoria's Doctor Shortage Is Getting Worse

Greater Victoria's Doctor Shortage Is Getting Worse

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EPISODE SUMMARY

A double whammy of bad primary care news hit Greater Victoria this week. The Gordon Head Treatment Centre announced it will be closing its doors in August when one of their physicians leaves for another opportunity, and the James Bay Urgent and Primary Care Clinic is losing three doctors and one nurse. We speak with Damien Contandriopoulos from the University of Victoria's School of Nursing about why the primary care network in the region is unable to provide primary care for one quarter of residents.

EPISODE NOTES

A double whammy of bad primary care news hit Greater Victoria this week. The Gordon Head Treatment Centre announced it will be closing its doors in August when one of their physicians leaves for another opportunity, and the James Bay Urgent and Primary Care Clinic is losing three doctors and one nurse. We speak with Damien Contandriopoulos from the University of Victoria's School of Nursing about why the primary care network in the region is unable to provide primary care for one quarter of residents.

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