Northern Health Region Receives $150,000 Grant

Friday, September 28, 2007 at 13:10



A northern Saskatchewan health region is getting what amounts to the largest retention grant the provincial government has awarded so far.


The province today announced funding of $1 million for 17 projects designed to keep health workers in Saskatchewan.


The Keewatin Yatthe Regional Health Authority is getting the largest sum of money.


It’s receiving $150,000 to hire a nurse supervisor to help support and retain nurses in northwest Saskatchewan.


The support includes skill development and assessment, mentorship, workload management and relationship-building.


The funding is part of the government’s $6-million Health Workforce Employees Retention Program.