The College of Family Physicians of Canada has declared the week of November 10-15 as Family Doctor Week, to acknowledge the outstanding contributions of Canadian family doctors.
I especially want to mention three family doctors here in Prince Edward Island who have recently received special recognition:
Dr. Cyril Moyse, a family physician in Summerside, has been recognized by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for the year 2014.
As well Dr. Megan Armstrong and Dr. Shannon Curtis, family physicians in Charlottetown, were both honoured with awards of excellence.
As Minister of Health, I would like to recognize these physicians, and all family physicians and specialists in our province for their dedication to their patients and delivery of high quality health care.
Throughout the past few years, we have recruited many new physicians, and in keeping with true Island hospitality, various communities have been hosting receptions to help these new physicians feel welcomed into their communities.
In this same spirit, I am honoured to designate Friday, November 28th as “Physician Appreciation Day” in Prince Edward Island.
I encourage communities, health networks, hospitals and patients to make an effort on November 28th to find ways to say thank you to the physicians who are Islanders by birth and those who have become Islanders by choice.
I would like to welcome in the public gallery this morning. . . .
- Dr. David Bannon, President MSPEI
- Lea Bryden, Executive Director MSPEI
- Heather Mullen, EMR Advisor MSPEI