Some divisions undertake programs to ensure that the member physicians experience greater professional satisfaction by participating in a division. These programs can include social events, professional development, and educational opportunities.
Oliver Chronicle: Thanks to many local solutions, more than 1,100 patients in our region have been able to find care. “I feel so incredibly lucky,” said Jan Kostek, who located a primary care provider by signing up on the SOS Division regional waitlist at www.divisionsbc.ca/sos. “Finding health care was one of our biggest concerns moving here from Edmonton,” she said. “We’d heard about the physician shortage, and we had no connections.”
Vancouver Magazine: Vancouver-based publicist Carine Redmond suffered a stress fracture in her foot in November 2018, an injury that impacted her day-to-day life to such a degree that, before it was diagnosed, she was offered the use of a wheelchair at Palm Springs International Airport when visiting that city one weekend. But without a family doctor—a circumstance that forces her to rely on walk-in clinics—she didn’t know it was a broken bone she was dealing with until almost a month after the pain started. “I went to five different clinics and no one would give me an X-ray,” she says. “So I had a broken foot for weeks until I begged someone—as a favour—to get me an appointment with their podiatrist.”
Better access to primary health care coming for Maple Ridge region
CTV News: Residents in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows now have increased access to urgent and primary health care. B.C.'s health minister, Adrian Dix, announced Friday the opening of a new primary and urgent care centre, along with the launch of two new health care networks.