P.E.I. doctors warn of potential health-care ‘system collapse’ – CBC

‘We’re losing people, we’re losing practitioners, because they’re so fed up’

Mar 16, 2023

The Medical Society of P.E.I. is calling on all parties in the current election campaign to make commitments to take urgent action to save the province’s health-care system.

Krista Cassell, president of the Medical Society of P.E.I., said the system has been running on the goodwill of the people working in it, and that’s not sustainable.

“To do the extra work, to go above and beyond, and to really make things work, and we’re really just running out of runway here. People are tired, people are frustrated, it’s very hard to get your job done every day in this system,” said Cassell.

“We’re losing people, we’re losing practitioners, because they’re so fed up.”

In a news release Thursday titled “P.E.I. doctors call for urgent action to stop healthcare system collapse,” the society outlined a three-part plan:

Reduce inequities in health and health care across P.E.I.
Make health care a healthy place to work.
Be bold and innovative and do it with speed.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-doctors-health-care-system-collapse-1.6780964

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