New Denver Mayor says there's need for two new physicians in the area

Interior Health is hoping to find two news physicians for the Slocan Community Health Centre in New Denver. 

One position is a replacement for Dr. Mayger who is leaving in the fall. 

New Denver Mayor Ann Bunka says there's a big need in the community for a third doctor.

Currently there are two physicians and a nurse practitioner, and collectively they're looking for roughly 1900 patients. She says all three have big waiting lists, and there are enough patients to support a third doctor.

Interior Health has had difficulties filling the position, however they do not anticipate services being affected, but will notify the public in advance if they are.