West Coast DHB recruitíng ‘rural generalists’ to solve doctor shortage
The West Coast DHB is planning to tackle a shortage of hospital doctors with a new breed of medics: Rural generalists.
The Association for Salaried Medical Staff (ASMS) released a staffing survey this month, revealing what it called “a whopping 43 per cent shortfall of senior doctors” at the DHB.
Five out of eight heads of department at the West Coast DHB said they did not have enough specialists for their services and estimated they were eight doctors short. Read story here