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Dr. Nicola Smith
August 7, 2018

Nova Scotia’s doctor shortage is putting residents at serious risk

CTV Your Morning

Family doctor Nicola Smith joins CTV's Your Morning to discuss why this is happening, the impact of physician shortages.

Dr. Brian Ferguson
August 2, 2018

Amherst MD says staff shortages have regional hospital on life support

Chronicle Herald

A veteran Amherst physician is again sounding the alarm over the future of the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre.

The departure of several specialists and physicians has left Dr. Brian Ferguson wondering about the hospital’s regional status.

Chart showing number of Nova Scotians without a family doctor.
August 2, 2018

SCHNEIDEREIT: Dartmouth, South Shore hit hard in doctorless-patient hemorrhage

Chronicle Herald

We know more and more Nova Scotians are saying they need — but can’t find — a family doctor.

Last week, I shared statistics from the Nova Scotia Health Authority that showed the number of people listed on the province’s Need a Family Practice list grew from 41,877 on Jan. 1 of this year to 52,507 on July 1, an increase of just over 25 per cent.

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