24AUG09 - Manitoba Health News Release
Innovative Recruitment Strategies See Results, Receive Additional Funding To Enhance Recruitment to Rural, Northern Manitoba: Oswald
DAUPHIN - The province is investing more than $2.1 million in Manitoba's innovative, multi-tiered strategy to recruit and retain physicians across Manitoba, especially in rural areas, Health Minister Theresa Oswald announced here today.
"We have worked with the regions to recruit more physicians to Manitoba communities and, since 1999, we have increased the number of physicians in Manitoba by more than 345," said Oswald. "Manitoba has a strong record of innovative physician recruitment and retention programs, resulting in a 19 per cent increase in practising physicians in rural Manitoba. These investments will help us continue to increase the number of doctors in the province, particularly in rural areas."
Read the complete news release here: http://news.gov.mb.ca/news/index.html?archive=&item=6539