“Selinger Presents Fully-Funded Plan to Hire 200 More Doctors” NDP

“Every Manitoban should have a family doctor. That’s why we’ll train and hire 200 more to give families the care they need. That’s 700 more than when the PCs were in power,” said Selinger. “Hugh McFadyen’s announcement yesterday underfunds his promised health hires by more than $110 million. That is not a plan.”  Read more…

Editorial: A helping hand for doctors

The Ottawa Citizen – The Ottawa Hospital is attracting criticism from the group representing Ontario nurses over its hiring of two recently graduated physician assistants to work with orthopedic surgeons.

The nurses’ association complains that the assistants, who graduated from a two-year program at McMaster University, are not adequately trained to replace nurses, especially nurse-practitioners. The hospital says the two new employees, who are setting broken bones and assisting in the operating room, among other things, have improved patient care and helped with wait times…Read more…

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