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New doctors help alleviate shortage in Parksville

Parksville, BC, Canada / 88.5 The Beach

PARKSVILLE — Recruitment efforts for new doctors in the Oceanside area has paid off.

Sharon Todd, the coordinator of recruitment and retention for the Oceanside Division of Family Practice, told Parksville Council they’ve managed to fill two of their open positions.

Dr. David and Mirka Owen are expected to arrive in October from their current practice in Terrace.

According to Island Health, there were seven open doctor positions in Parksville back in March and over 60 vacancies across Vancouver Island.

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