Patients need patience: Local physician warns of a doctor shortage for the Fort

The Fort St. James Medical Clinic is expecting a physician shortage over the next four months especially for the first 4 weeks of March when there will only be 2 doctors in town. As a result, the physicians will be stretched to provide both clinical and emergency services during this time. Unfortunately, this will result in longer wait times for patients requiring non-urgent clinic appointments.

Editor:

The Fort St. James Medical Clinic is expecting a physician shortage over the next four months especially for the first 4 weeks of March when there will only be 2 doctors in town.  As a result, the physicians will be stretched to provide both clinical and emergency services during this time.  Unfortunately, this will result in longer wait times for patients requiring non-urgent clinic appointments.

We appreciate your understanding and patience during this difficult time as we strive to provide the best medical services to our communities with the resources that we have.  We ask that you please support our staff, who will continue to handle your concerns and frustrations to the best of their ability.

Please feel free to express your concerns regarding the chronic physician shortage affecting Fort St. James, to your MLA and to the Minister of Health for B.C.

 

Dr. Paul Stent