Tumilty said some of his own patients due to receive hip or knee replacements have been waiting more than 12 months for the surgery.Sounds great, eh?
"They're suffering in pain for over a year," he said. "Their quality of life is diminished considerably and that's just not good enough," he said.
Tumilty said voters — and politicians — should be aware that turnover of physicians is already a serious issue.
About 25 per cent of physicians have indicated retirement plans for the next five to 10 years, he said.