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General News · 30th August 2010
John Kristensen
I am pleased to see the inflow of articles in the Tideline supporting the return of Dr. Overhill to the Cortes Health Center. The unfolding tragedy for Cortes island that is playing out by her exclusion from retuning to work after a period of illness is very alarming, never mind unjust. As a locum physician who has covered the practice of Dr. Overhill on numerous occasions during her abscence I can affirm her superior quality as a doctor and human being. Regardless of the CCHA's unexpressed reasons for denying her return the inevitable outcome of their decision will be to create serious gaps in physician coverage. There exists an abundance of both permanent and temporary physician job opportunities in BC and a paucity of physicians. Finding a permanent full time doc for Cortes will be a long shot and fraught with high risk of failure. Lets's be sensible and fair to the person committed and best suited to continue as our island doctor. John Kristensen MD