Nova Scotia doctor wait list hits new record high with more than 88,300 people |

Nova Scotia’s registry of individuals in want of main care climbed to 88,300 this month — a brand new report excessive.

The month-to-month report exhibits that the variety of individuals ready for a household physician or nurse practitioner is up about three per cent since March 1.

The wait record grew most within the well being zone that features Halifax Regional Municipality and surrounding areas.

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There are greater than 30,000 individuals within the Halifax space registered as needing main care.

That quantity is up by 2,000 individuals or about seven per cent from the month earlier than.

In whole, 8.8 per cent of Nova Scotians are on the physician wait record, which doesn’t essentially embody all residents who’re with out main care.

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This report by The Canadian Press was first printed April 8, 2022.

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