Rural Health in the News
News Release November 30, 2021
Fort Nelson physicians join the Rural and Remote Division of Family Practice
Fort Nelson, British Columbia, Canada – The physician group of Fort Nelson is pleased to announce they have joined the Rural and Remote Division of Family Practice, as the next step in realizing their vision of creating locally relevant, innovative, accessible, and sustainable health services for the Northern Rockies Region.
The Rural and Remote Division is one of 35 Divisions across the province who work with physicians, health authorities, and community stakeholders to support patients. Supporting more than 140 physicians and nurse practitioners in 13 chapters across the province, the Division’s mission is to support and enable rural physicians to enhance rural health, rural work, and rural living in their communities.
“We are excited for the opportunity to work with the physicians in Fort Nelson as part of our Division. Rural communities are stronger together and we look forward to sharing what we have learned in our other communities and hearing about local solutions developed in Fort Nelson,” says Division Co-chair and Gabriola Island family physician, Dr. Tracey Thorne.
The Fort Nelson physicians, led by Dr. Marius Mostert, have been working on several initiatives within the Doctors of BC’s growth and sustainability portfolio. According to Dr. Mostert: “the opportunity to engage and work with other rural and remote locations across the province supports us in furthering our strategic priority of creating meaningful collaboration with strategic partnerships that influences improved access to and sustainability of rurally relevant primary care in our community.”
The physicians will now get acquainted with the resources available to them through their Division membership and formulate a plan to collaborate with the community to address the most pressing issues in primary care for Fort Nelson.
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