More names on waitlist for family doctor

More and more people are adding their names to the waiting list for a family doctor, according to CBC. There are now 33,216 up from 25,000 in March.

The Health Authority is hoping to cut that sharply with the 4,150 names that have been sent to physicians around the…although it admits not all will be successful in getting a doctor.

Nancy MacCready-Williams, CEO of Doctors Nova Scotia, told a legislature committee doctors continue to age and retire and right now there are 118 doctor vacancies around the province.