Monday, November 27, 2006

Yet more pharmacists

I don't want to be all pharmacists all the time but this story is starting to spin out in fairly predictable ways.

Today is this CBC story (Eastern Health package could hurt other regions: pharmacists) which reads in part:

Sharon King, the executive director of the Association of Allied Health Professionals, said the effort would help prevent hospital-based pharmacists from resigning — but could create a drain for other regional boards.

"I would think those boards would probably be more concerned now, with Eastern Health addressing the problem, because they're at a high risk of losing their pharmacists to the Eastern board," King said.

You might recall that in my post a few days ago (No from above, OK from below) I asked the question:

Third, does this mean that we will now see a bidding war for pharmacists, not just between this province and others, but within this province between board jurisdictions? Will other regional health boards in this province feel forced to match this offer?
Apparently it just may mean exactly that. Except of course, for the fact that government will come riding in at the last minute to save the day; they will take all the credit for alleviating the chaos and confusion around this issue for which they are primarily responsible for causing in the first place.

Let's see how many other questions get asked about this issue.

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