Northern Health Recruitment Gets a Boost

Wednesday, November 03, 2004 at 14:01



The provincial government has announced it will spend an additional one million dollars this year on northern recruitment and retention initiatives.


The money is part of the 66 million dollars the province is getting in new federal funding for improved patient access to health care.


The money represents this year’s share of the funding that Saskatchewan was promised during September’s First Ministers Meeting.


Health Minister John Nilson says 30 million dollars of the new money will be used to reduce surgical backlogs and expand diagnostic capacity.


The government says the money devoted to northern recruitment and retention initiatives may include upgrading housing to help attract and keep health professionals.