Shortage of doctors hurts the most vulnerable

My husband and I have recently moved to Sooke and now find that we have no family doctor. Luckily, we are in good health.

However, good health is not guaranteed, so we went to register at the clinic. It turns out they are not taking names for a waiting list. The receptionist was friendly, and explained that there were thousands of people in our situation but they had a system. On the day that you want to see a doctor, you go to the clinic in the morning and you will be given an appointment for after 2:30 p.m. No phone calls allowed.

Yes, the receptionist used the word thousands. As names are not taken, there are people who are not even counted.

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