In spite of the shortage of pediatricians in Ontario and across Canada, Quinte Health Care now has a complement of 4 full-time pediaticians serving the Quinte area. And QHC is planning to recruit one more.
Other improvements to pediatics at QHC include a proposal to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care for an alternative payment plan which would allow steady funding throughout the year, and a new regional consulting group practice which is now open for urgent and routine cases five days a week. Services range from diabetes to behavioural consultation to neurology. A primary health care provider referral is required.
See May 28th Belleville Intelligencer article entitled, “Pediatricians hired, shortage eased”.