FORT NELSON, B.C. – The Northern Rockies Regional Municipality (NRRM) will continue to house visiting health practitioners and any temporary physicians.
The Regional Council approved the extension to accommodate the health care workers on Monday.
With nursing shortages still ongoing, the Fort Nelson General Hospital (FNGH) has expressed the continuation of the NRRM’s rental property.
This year, there is a strong need for accommodations for health practitioners and temporary physicians.
The FNGH says they have arranged a $500 per month allowance to go towards the housing provided by the NRRM. This would also be integrated into the final Northern Rockies Regional Hospital District’s (NRRHD) budget.
According to a report from the January 25th council meeting, the NRRM owns two single-family homes that they have been renting to permanent physicians. Since 2015, they’ve maintained a three-bedroom duplex and a two-bedroom unit for any temp physicians.
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