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Quesnel developing doctor recruitment plan

Quesnel is looking for ways to attract doctors.

An invitation-only stakeholder meeting will be held in the city April 1st involving representatives from municipal and provincial governments, Northern Health, and local doctors.

The plan hopes to capitalize on the success of similar sessions held in Fort St. James and Fort St. John to help those rural communities recruit physicians.

“Physicians chose where they want to practice based on a number of factors, with a strong importance placed on the lifestyle they will be offered in the community,” said Michael McMillan, Northern Health’s chief operating officer for the northern interior. “We have seen with communities such as Fort St. James that physician recruitment is successful when the community is actively involved in the process. We are excited to work with the City of Quesnel and other local partners.”

In a news release issued Friday, Northern Health says there are a number of initiatives underway to promote Quesnel to prospective doctors.

The action plan will be released to the public after it’s reviewed following the stakeholder meeting.

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