GP shortage slowly improving

02.03.2019 - 13:35
GP shortage slowly improving
Almost 1,200 citizens in Tórshavn are still waiting to have a GP assigned to them. But the situation has improved in recent years

More than 1,000 people in Tórshavn currently have no GP. This has been the case for some time, and the problem will take some time to solve due to a shortage of doctors and surgery space.

“We are waiting for suitable premises for our GP surgeries,” says Egil á Bø, the head of Heilsutrygd (the Public Health Insurance).

He adds that the GP situation in the Faroes has improved in the past few years. There are currently 24 full-time permanent GP position in the country, compared with only 17 in March 2017.

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Nýggjastu sendingar í ÚV
Fríggjadag 22. mars
Síðsta Skríggj 22. mars 2019
Fríggjadag 22. mars
Morgunlestur fríggjadagur 22. mars 2019
Fríggjadag 22. mars
Tema: Minnissending um Tom Petty 1950-2017
Hósdag 21. mars
Nón - hósdagur 21.03.19
Nýggjastu sendingar í SV
Mikudag 27. mars
25 minuttir: Linda Mortansdóttir
Fríggjadag 22. mars
Lyst 32
Hósdag 21. mars
Ítróttarportrett: Hallur Hansson