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Doctors recognized by community health board


The Pugwash and Area Community Health Board decided its doctors needed to be recognized. For the first time, the CHB presented medical doctors Tim Fashoranti, Peter Blaikie, Brian McFarlane, and David Forshner, as well as dentist Dr. Graham Conrad a gift certificate for two for brunch at the Jubilee Inn in Wallace as a token of appreciation for their hard work.

The Pugwash and Area Community Health Board presented Pugwash doctors with a gift certificate for a brunch for two at the Jubilee Inn in Wallace yesterday for their dedication and importance to the community. Above are Jarred Nix (left), student representative for the CHB, Dr. Tim Fashoranti, Dr. Graham Conrad, Dr. Peter Blaikie, Dr. Brian McFarlane, and David Farley, chair of the CHB. Justin Dickie Amherst Daily News

The Pugwash and Area Community Health Board decided its doctors needed to be recognized.

For the first time, the CHB presented medical doctors Tim Fashoranti, Peter Blaikie, Brian McFarlane, and David Forshner, as well as dentist Dr. Graham Conrad a gift certificate for two for brunch at the Jubilee Inn in Wallace as a token of appreciation for their hard work.

"Our doctors play a very big part in our community and we thought it was an appropriate time to make a public thank you for their major contributions to this area," said chair of the CHB David Farley. ""We thought it was long past due to say thanks. I'm sure patients do it all the time, but we wanted it to be a public thank you."

Farley said health care workers seem to be few and far between and are often under appreciated. The CHB felt they owed something to the doctors for their hard work.

"Health care professionals are hard to attract to any area at the best of times," Farley said. "We're very, very fortunate. We have four extremely good doctors and one very good dentist in the area."

Cumberland Health Authority director of public relations Anne Keddy said this was done to let people in the area know the North Cumberland Memorial Hospital remains part of its future plans.

"We're doing a study right now to see what is the best way to deliver service in the community," Keddy said. "There's an air out there that the hospital's going to be gone. That's not the intention at all. It's to improve service, not take service away.

"This was a way for the Community Health Board to thank the doctors and let them know the community is supportive of them as we look to the future."



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