Lethbridge County has joined the effort to obtain more family doctors in the area amid an ongoing shortage.
On Thursday, the county voted unanimously to provide $15,000 for marketing, advertising, and recruitment of physicians, following a request from the City of Lethbridge last month.
It’s estimated more than 30,000 Lethbridge residents are without a family doctor.
Tory Campbell, the county’s reeve, said the issue doesn’t only impact those living in the city.
“Obviously we don’t actually have physicians practicing within our county,” he said.
“The reality (is) our residents rely on those physicians within Coaldale, Picture Butte, Lethbridge, you know — neighbouring municipalities.”