Hamilton is recruiting doctors at a rate that is well above the national average.
But its still not enough.
The city continues to suffer from an acute shortage of family doctors despite a recruiting effort that has taken the team out of the country.
According to a new study just released by the Canadian Institute for Health Information, the number of family doctors that set up in Hamilton between 2008 and 2012 was up by 23 per cent.
That’s about ten points higher than the national average.
However, the number of physicians per 100-thousand residents is still about 20 below the national average, 91 compared to 109.
And it doesn’t sound like it’s going to get better soon, with 35 Hamilton G-P’s just a few years away from retirement.