Slight drop in number of Nova Scotians on wait list for family doctor


The number of Nova Scotians on the Need a Family Practice (NAFP) registry remains steady at just over 52,000 people as of June 1st.

A report from the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) shows an overall drop of 332 on the registry from May 1st.

The number of people in the registry from the Northern Zone, which includes East Hants as well as Colchester, Cumberland, and Pictou counties, grew by 724 in May to 10,781 or 7.2 per cent of the population.

Nearly two-thirds of those people are in Truro and area, New Glasgow, Stellarton, and Westville.

The NSHA report says 11.2 per cent of the population in Truro and area are in the registry, needing a family doctor.

(Nova Scotia Health Authority)