Local Cape Breton Municipalities and Business Leaders Team up on Doctor Recruitment

A pair of local municipalities are teaming up to help recruit doctors to the area.

Yesterday, the Town of Port Hawkesbury and the Municipality of the County of Richmond

Members of Cape Breton South Recruiting for Health explore the Port Hawkesbury Waterfront during a recent site visit with six physicians seeking to practice in Nova Scotia.

announced they are engaging with representatives from the Strait Richmond Hospital,Dr. Kingston Memorial Community Health Center, St. Anne Community and Nursing Care Center, Strait Area Chamber of Commerce, the Cape Breton Partnership, and others.

The group formed Cape Breton South Recruiting for Health as a regional approach focused on building on the strengths of local communities and providing a collaborative environment to attract physicians and other healthcare professionals.

The group hosted six doctors in Port Hawkesbury on March 2nd and 3rd and they are working with the Nova Scotia Health Authority to arrange additional physician visits to all three participating medical facilities in the region.

Dr. Trevor Boudreau, Town of Port Hawkesbury councillor and co-chair of Cape Breton South Recruiting for Health stated residents and the feedback they can provide will help build a stronger case for physician attraction in the region.