Madam Speaker, I’m pleased to inform the house that residents of Southern Kings will have better access to healthcare beginning this summer with the recruitment of family physician Dr. Carl Bradley.
Dr. Bradley will begin practice as a family physician in the Montague Health Center in Montague this July and will serve the Southern Kings region.
The addition of Dr. Bradley brings the complement of family physicians in Montague to a full complement of eight physicians.
Dr. Bradley completed his medical school at the University of Toronto and is currently completing his residency training at Memorial University in Newfoundland.
The Department continues to work hard to improve access to primary care within Island communities.
Nurse practitioners are now working across the province and last year we recruited 19 physicians, including five family physicians.
We are also working with the Medical Society to reduce the number of Islanders on the patient registry.
Montague and surrounding area residents who do not have a family physician or nurse practitioner should call the Patient Registry.