Manitoba announced $200 million to help ease strain on health care system

By The Canadian Press

The Manitoba government is promising $200 million to ease the strain on the health-care system and add some 2,000 professionals to the front lines.

Premier Heather Stefanson says the plan includes pay incentives for weekend shifts and incentives for nurses who work full time.

The government is also going to cover licensing fees for two years for all licensed health-care professionals, and offer money to help medical clinics and doctors’ offices expand their hours.

Health Minister Audrey Gordon says details of the payment amounts still have to be worked out.


She says the government aims to eliminate things such as mandatory overtime that nurses have faced.

Doctors Manitoba says it is encouraged by the plan, which it says is a sign the government has listened to recommendations

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 10, 2022.

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