LETTER: Resources needed to ease doctor crisis

Weekly letters to the editor from within the Sooke community.

Re: Doctor shortage in critical condition (News, Nov. 23)

I come from Alberta where there are urgent care clinics, much like hospitals but not for dire life or death emergencies.

It’s sad residents in Greater Victoria don’t have this option.

I moved to Sooke in 2006. I have a family doctor in Esquimalt because it was just as bad then as it is now.

My doctor now only works a few hours a week.

I work in the health-care industry and it’s upsetting.

Sooke council needs to allocate its resources better. There’s always a new grad looking to pay off his student loans in a small town.

As a community, we can come together to make this a welcoming place to physicians.

Sooke is 20 minutes from a hospital. We all live here because either we were born here or because we found home here. Maybe the solution is pushing the people in power to provide initiatives for doctors to be here.

If that isn’t the answer, well I don’t know nothing, and I believe we should just look to private nurses to provide care.

Kylie Yurkiw

Sooke

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