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Northern Health has a recruiter specifically designated to trying to attract physicians to Fort St. James.

  • Mar. 25, 2012 9:00 a.m.

Northern Health has a recruiter specifically designated to trying to attract physicians to Fort St. James.

Financial incentives and a new model of health care delivery are all part of the package being worked on to help attract up to five new doctors to the community.

Funding is in place for five physicians, however, initial recruitment is difficult.

Once a community has a couple of physicians, it becomes significantly more attractive to other physicians. The hard part is obtaining the first one or two, according to Councillor Joan Burdeniuk, who has been participating in meetings on the problem.