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Nova Scotia’s primary care waitlist surpasses 148,000

Meanwhile, the new Doctors Nova Scotia president says work-life balance, compensation will be key in solving the province’s doctor shortage.

By Martin Bauman

Fifteen percent of Nova Scotians are officially waiting for a family doctor or nurse practitioner—the highest tally the province has seen since Nova Scotia Health launched its Need a Family Practice Registry in 2018. As of June 1, 2023, there are 148,431 people on the province’s primary care waitlist...