Physician shortage, verbal abuse leads Warman, Sask. walk-in clinic to temporarily close – CBC

Co-owner of clinic says staff, physicians face threats, anger in response to wait times

Oct 07, 2022

A private Saskatchewan medical clinic is pausing its walk-in operations for patients as physician shortages lead to longer wait times and verbal harassment of staff and doctors.

Glenn Murray, a pharmacist and co-owners of Legends Medical Clinic and Legends Pharmacy in Warman, about 20 km northeast of Saskatoon, said it had to be done.

“We’ve been completely run over in our walk-ins,” Murray said. “This isn’t something we want to do, it’s something that we feel we have to do.”

The clinic announced the operations halt for at least two weeks post on social media, citing the physician shortage and verbal abuse.

It said to forward concerns about the closure to Mayor Gary Philipchuk and the Warman-Martensville MLA Terry Jenson.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/physician-shortage-warman-walk-in-clinic-closed-1.6609298

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