New Brunswick Health Minister Announces Plan to Link Patients to Primary Care – New Brunswick | The Canadian News

New Brunswick’s health minister is announcing a new system that would give access to primary care to patients who do not have a family doctor or nurse.

Dorothy Shephard said in a statement Monday that the New Brunswick Primary Care Network is one of the initiatives that will be included in her new provincial health plan that will be released on Wednesday.

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More than 40,000 New Brunswick residents are waiting to be assigned to a primary care provider.

Shephard says that beginning in early 2022, patients who are registered with Patient Connect NB will be able to schedule an in-person or virtual appointment with a family doctor or nurse practitioner.

Dr. Mark MacMillan, president of the New Brunswick Medical Society, says doctors are encouraged by the minister’s announcement.

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He says that doctors from across the province have agreed to participate.

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This Canadian Press report was first published on November 15, 2021.

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