RDOS staff recommend board vote not to fund primary care facilities, despite shortage of incoming family doctors

Castanet: After over a year of ongoing discussions, staff at the Okanagan-Similkameen Regional Hospital District are recommending that the board decline to get involved with funding new primary care clinics in the region or recruiting new family physicians. The board has vacillated in the past over whether to change their funding model and get involved, on the one hand noting a dire shortage of family doctors in South Okanagan communities, but on the other reluctant to hike local taxes to pay for helping provide primary care facilities. 

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