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New health workforce strategy improves access to health care, puts people first
Improving care for people in British Columbia is central to investments in workers as the Province launches a health human resources strategy to optimize the health system, expand training and further improve recruitment and retention. “We are taking the next step in increasing access to public health care for people in B.C.,” said Adrian Dix, Minister...
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B.C. announces new healthcare strategy tackling worker shortage
The government is tackling the global healthcare worker shortage through a new provincial healthcare strategy. The government is tackling the global healthcare worker shortage through a new provincial healthcare strategy which includes major investments in recruitment and retention. In an announcement Thursday, the province released its new five-year health human resources strategy for a sustainable...
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The issue of nurse shortages has been plaguing the Province of B.C. for years. The shortages have contributed to the alarming rate of E.R. closures in many cities across the province. As this problem persists, one of the solutions the Province is exploring is education. B.C. is now offering a $3-million bursary fund for healthcare...
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The Saskatchewan government has launched an action plan that will add at least 1,000 professionals to the health system. On Sept. 7, the province announced details on its four-point action plan to recruit, train, incentivize and retain health-care workers, which is included as part of the 2022-23 budget. The health minister stated in a release that bolstering the health-care workforce...
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Manitoba is hoping to address staffing shortages in the health-care sector with more than $5 million in funding, split between two programs. The province announced Thursday that the Skills Development Program and the Indigenous Adult Health Internship Program are both intended to help recruit more workers while increasing Indigenous representation in the field. Read full post @ Global...
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'Turning a blind eye’: Home-care advocates say seniors should age in place
Holly Schick, right, and Linda Anderson stand for a portrait outside the Saskatchewan Seniors Mechanism office in June. PHOTO BY KAYLE NEIS /Regina Leader-Post The province says it’s open to start a conversation about how seniors can live in their homes longer. When Hadi Taherian began looking for home care for his grandmother and in-laws in Saskatchewan,...
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The Manitoba government has announced another $16 million to address staffing shortages in personal care homes. The Progressive Conservative government says the money will be used to recruit and hire 350 health-care aides and 72 nurses. The money is in addition to $15 million announced in April to boost staffing — including 200 full-time housekeeping staff — and...
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Alberta government to expand continuing care facilities, services with $3.2B investment
The Manoir du Lac continuing care centre in McLennon, Alberta. Credit: Google Maps, 2020 The province says it’s open to start a conversation about how seniors can live in their homes longer. The Alberta government announced a $3.2-billion investment to expand continuing care for seniors and vulnerable citizens, especially those in rural areas and Indigenous communities. The province announced Thursday...
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Alberta Health promises a 'building year' to reform seniors care at home and in facilities
An extra $100 million to be added to home care over the next two budgets. Thursday’s budget included only a small increase to home care, but Health Minister Jason Copping says there’s much more to come. Alberta Health intends to spend $856 million per year by 2024-25 on the health care aides and others who...
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