News Release Archive

The community of New Germany, Lunenburg County, will soon be
welcoming a new physician in the person of Dr. Mark Pennell, a
general practitioner from Stonewall, Man.

"The recruitment of Dr. Pennell was the result of a joint effort
between the community of New Germany, the Medical Society of Nova
Scotia and the Department of Health," said Frank Peters,
provincial physician recruitment coordinator.

New Germany was designated as an underserviced area by the joint
management committee of the Medical Society and the Department of
Health. "Dr. Pennell's arrival will see him join two other
physicians and bring physician care in the community to its full
complement," said Mr. Peters.

Dr. Pennell, educated in England and originally from a small
fishing village in Cornwall, England, has been practising in
rural Manitoba since 1989. Dr. Pennell's wife, Wendy a Winnipeg
native, is an avid equestrian and plans to establish her own
riding facility in the New Germany area.

Since Mr. Peter's appointment in September, 1995, a partnership
between Mr. Peters and Nova Scotia communities has resulted in
10, positions being filled across the province. Three positions
have been under the incentive package, while seven physicians
have been placed in non-incentive areas. Three more incentive
area placements are in various stages of negotiation.


Contact: Donna Christopher  902-468-1866

trp                    Mar. 27, 1996 - 2:40 p.m.