Surgery at St. Clares hospital in St. John's, Newfoundland. Photo by Greg Locke © 2010
After fifteen months of negotiations, contract talks are still off between the doctors and the government in Newfoundland and Labrador. Today, the Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association released a study that shows that more than half of the positions for General Internal Medicine Specialists have been left vacant. They also pointed out the inequities in salaries between the GIM specialists, counterparts in Atlantic Canada, Ontario and even in St. John's since other specialists such as oncologist and pathologist got special offers from the Williams government. NLPress.ca will be providing ongoing coverage of the health care system and the contract negotiations.