More doctors, new clinic planned for South BC Okanagan
— Osoyoos, British Columbia
Six new doctors will be recruited to work in the South Okanagan and Similkameen over the next three years, the provincial government announced Friday morning.
The six general practitioners will be part of an effort to hire 22 healthcare providers, including five nurse practitioners and 11 healthcare professionals — nurses, social workers and a pharmacist.
According to the Ministry of Health, the new hires will create a primary care network in the region. The network will reportedly bring additional resources and allow for the planning of a primary care clinic in the region.
“We know many people in the South Okanagan Similkameen region are challenged to find consistent primary care,” said Adrian Dix, minister of health.
Creating a primary care network in Summerland, Penticton and Okanagan Falls is a step forward in providing thousands of residents in the region with access to the comprehensive primary care services they need and deserve. Over time, we will bring more communities to the network,” Dix continued, “so more people across the region can have easier and faster access to quality health care.”
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