CB Getting New Doctors, But Local Doc Says More Needed
A local doctor says there are still gaps in medical care in Cape Breton, despite yesterday’s announcement 16 doctors have been recruited to work on the island.
Geriatric psychiatrist Dr. Jeanne Ferguson says she’s glad to see new doctors arriving, but she adds there’s still a need for specialists in areas like infectious disease and vascular surgery.
She goes on to say officials with the Nova Scotia Health Authority should meet with the Cape Breton medical staff association to get a better idea of the challenges doctors are facing.
Health Minister Randy Delorey says health authority officials have met with Doctors Nova Scotia.
He adds there are some senior health authority officials based in Sydney, and the Liberals’ last election platform called on the health authority to hold its meetings across the province to give officials an opportunity to hear from local doctors.