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Recruiting New Family Doctors to Our Community

With several doctors in our community planning for retirement in the coming years, our Division is actively recruiting new doctors to call White Rock-South Surrey home. Dr Werner Spangehl, ​Physician ​Recruitment ​Lead, and Kay Abelson, ​Project Coordinator, are collaborating with Health Match BC on these efforts.

Recruitment is strongly supported by the following local and provincial partners:
  • The Peace Arch Hospital & Community Health Foundation has supported the Division with up to $10,000 annually for three years from the Foundation’s Magnet Hospital Designated Fund to support the family doctor recruitment and retention partnership, including the locum program.

    The Foundation also offers the Dr. Al Hogg Legacy Fund Family Practice Bursary to attract medical residents to practice long-term in White Rock-South Surrey. First-year residents interested in spending up to eight weeks in the area during their second-year elective can apply for the bursary, which allows the resident to experience what our community has to offer while completing their elective in family medicine.
  • Fraser Health Authority offers a relocation allowance of up to $10,000 to new recruits coming from out of province. This allowance is only available to full-service family doctors who obtain active hospital privileges. For further information contact Fraser Health.

We look forward to welcoming new locums and family doctors to our community and our Division. For more information, contact us at

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