New provincial health care funding could take bite out of South Okanagan doctor shortage

InfoNews: The province's recent announcement of funding for up to 22 new health care providers in the South Okanagan and Similkameen is good news for those struggling to find a family doctor. Health Minister Adrian Dix made the announcement prior to the official opening of Penticton’s new hospital tower earlier this month. Six new doctors, five new nurse practitioners and 11 other health care providers, which includes registered nurses, social workers and pharmacists, will be paid for with an additional $4.4 million per year in funding over the next three years.