Two more doctors to work Fort St. James area

Northern Health will contract two additional physicians to support outreach services to First Nations communities in the Fort St. James area.

They will start work on November 1, the Ministry of Health said Friday.

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Funding for the new positions is provided through the ministry's Alternative Payments Program and will raise the number of APP-contracted physicians in the region to eight general practitioners.

"Supporting people living rural communities starts with delivering consistent access to the high-quality primary care people need to get and stay healthy," said Health Minister Adrian Dix. "These additional family doctors will make a real difference for people living in Fort St. James and the surrounding areas."

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