The shortages are largely the result of:
Too few health science professionals are being trained. There aren’t enough seats in training programs - especially outside of the lower mainland and other major urban centres.
Too many of those who are trained finding work out of province or moving into private practice because BC’s public health wages simply aren’t competitive.
The increase in the acuity of care not being met with a comparable increase in staffing levels.
The growing demand for public health care and community social services.
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