Who should recruit Doctors?


This morning I listened to the four Egmont riding candidates discuss the doctor shortage. This is the same mistakes being made over and over again. Politicians do not have the knowledge or the strategy to recruit medical professionals. They seriously lack the understanding and or the requirements within the medical field. Consider the idea proposed this morning by Morrissey, liberal and agreed with by NDP candidate. Train doctors here on PEI, ,in other words create our own teaching hospital. Well let’s think about that, do we have the facilities or equipment for such a project? I think not, in my own limited experience I had to go to Halifax for heart surgery, many patients are sent off island for other surgeries and treatments not available here. To train doctors here we would need a complete range of medical procedures and suitably qualified staff.  The cost would be well beyond our reach. In lieu of this I’d suggest we pay the tuition fees for medical school selected candidates. Then have a contract that they practice on PEI for say five or more years. Looking back over the last several decades politicians have been promising to recruit more doctors continually. It should by now be clear, politicians should stay out of recruiting doctors. It should be left to the medical profession to do the job they are best qualified to do. God Bless and keep reading.

About irishroverpei

Author of "Lily & Me", "The Royal Navy & Me" and Chapter XXl Armageddon. Writer, blogger and RN Submariner, antique automobile enthusiast.
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2 Responses to Who should recruit Doctors?

  1. Francis Gallant says:

    Before politicians talk about doing something they should take out the grade four grammar text and concentrate on four small words. How? When? Where? Why? ‘How’ and ‘why’ are small enough words when you can’t handle the bigger ones. You need to have a brain to figure out ‘why’. Then if they can graduate to ‘how’ they are well on their way.

  2. irishroverpei says:

    Sadly they are slow learners and some never learn

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