As Ontario’s doctor shortage continues to worsen, wait times at walk-in clinics are getting longer.
When LaSalle resident Jacqueline Christmas needed a doctor to treat her sick grandchildren last week, there were no available appointments in her area.
“We called around for doctors and there were no doctors available,” Christmas said.
Christmas, who is unable to drive due to an injury, searched for a walk-in clinic nearby. She had to wait until the next day for an opening at an after-hours clinic.
“It has horrible because my grandson was already in a lot of pain,” she recalled.