Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Residents Concerned after News 4 of 5 Doctors Leaving Saskatoon-Area Community

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Residents Concerned after News 4 of 5 Doctors Leaving Saskatoon-Area Community

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4 of 5 doctors leaving Saskatoon-area community

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WARMAN, Sask. - Four of five doctors in a Saskatoon-area community are leaving town.

The physicians in Warman gave notice at the same time but plan to stagger their departures, with the last one leaving in late March.

Mayor Sheryl Spence says the community of 10,000 is disappointed and upset because the doctors who are leaving are considered good, well-respected physicians.

Spence says two of the doctors are moving to Saskatoon.

A recruiting committee is being formed to search for replacements and find ways to keep new doctors in Warman for longer periods of time.

Eleanor Painter, who is 80, says although her doctor isn't leaving, many of her senior friends will be without a physician come April. …

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