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Well being P.E.I. has confirmed two inner drugs physicians at Prince County Hospital (PCH) might be leaving the province this spring.
The 2 internists – specialists that deal with situations that have an effect on inner organs – have submitted an eight-week discover of their departure.
There are presently three energetic inner drugs physicians working at PCH. A further internist is presently on depart.
This implies the departure might depart PCH with solely a single internist. Prince County Hospital’s inner drugs would require sufficient employees to assist on-call service 24 hours a day, seven days every week.
“Well being PEI is growing contingency plans to take impact at the moment,” wrote Well being P.E.I. communications Everton McLean in an e-mail.
“Energetic recruitment for inner drugs physicians, together with everlasting positions and short-term and long-term locums, is ongoing.”
A supply aware of each Well being P.E.I. and the Prince County Hospital informed SaltWire Community the departures of the 2 internists have been associated to extreme workload.
Because the starting of the COVID-19 pandemic, frontline well being care staff in P.E.I. and all through Canada have confronted escalating workloads, alongside a extreme scarcity of employees.
P.E.I. is within the midst of an election marketing campaign. Challenges dealing with the province’s well being care system has thus far been the dominant challenge of the marketing campaign.