Pictou West Conservative MLA Karla MacFarlane says it’s another example of the dire shortage of doctors in the province. MacFarlane cited the case of a Pictou man David Trites, who came home from Ontario to be closer to family while dealing with pancreas and lung problems. While Trites has been able to see a number of specialists in Nova Scotia, he can’t find a family doctor. MacFarlane says he’s scheduled to fly back to Ontario on Saturday, because he can’t wait any longer for a family doctor.
MacFarlane says there are thousands are people in Pictou County without a doctor.
MacFarlane says she lays the blame on the shortage of doctors at the feet of Premier Stephen McNeil and Health Minister Leo Glavine. She says during the last election, the Liberals promised a doctor for every Nova Scotian. She says that hasn’t materialized yet.