EDITORIAL: A shot in the arm

North Shore News: The province offered a shot in the arm this week for health care on the North Shore with the announcement of a new urgent primary care centre in North Vancouver. It’s a fairly new concept, which straddles the line between emergency room and walk-in clinic. The idea is to divert non-emergency cases from the ER and provide extra coverage on weekends and after regular doctors’ office hours. Anyone who has sat in the ER waiting for hours with a medical issue that wasn’t life threatening but couldn’t wait until Monday morning will see the benefit of such a centre.