Atlantic premiers announce new registry to share doctors across region

The Atlantic provinces are looking to pool their health care resources to allow doctors to work throughout the region.

Today the Council of Atlantic Premiers announced a new registry that will allow doctors to travel and temporarily fill gaps in other provinces. NTV’s Ben Cleary reports.  

Nurses’ union hopes new health funding will be used for retention initiatives

The president of the Registered Nurses’ Union is pushing for specific action on the nursing crisis as part last week’s federal offer to boost health care funding.

NTV’s David Salter has more in this report.

MHA and Bonavista mayor call on province to change local hospital designation to ‘category A’

The Bonavista Peninsula Health Centre will be closed until Wednesday at 8:00 a.m, because of staffing issues, but as NTV’s Beth Penney reports, the area MHA and mayor say government needs to offer doctors equal pay, to retain physicians.

Medical diversions causing stress to Labrador residents, says Mayor

The diversion of obstetric services in Labrador has been extended for at least another week, and that’s raising concerns for the town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

NTV’s Marykate O’Neill has more.

Health Minister says province’s efforts to recruit health care professionals paying off

Government’s efforts to recruit health care professionals to Newfoundland and Labrador has paid off. That’s according to the province’s Health Minister. NTV’s David Salter has more in this report.

Province establishes Northeast Avalon Health Care Infrastructure committee

The provincial government has established an advisory committee to provide advice and guidance on health care infrastructure on the North East Avalon. 

The North-East Avalon Health Care infrastructure committee is made up of more than a dozen members with health care expertise, and is chaired by Dr. Pat Parfrey.

Central Newfoundland worried about obstetric services under one health authority

The province will soon be under one provincial health authority. In central, there are some big questions about what that will mean for the future of obstetrical services in the region.

NTV’s Colleen Lewis has the story.

No charges laid after investigation into inappropriate photos taken of man in long-term care

The RCMP has finished their investigation into inappropriate pictures that were taken at a long term care home in Baie Verte, and say no charges are being laid. But that isn’t sitting well with the families involved. NTV’s Colleen Lewis reports.

Department of Health arrives in India to establish recruitment desk for nurses

A group of nurses and the Department of Health are now on site in a city in India working towards recruiting more health care professionals to this province.

NTV’s Jodi Cooke with an update tonight on their progress.

Province working with two unions representing health care workers on recruitment plan

The provincial government is working on improving recruitment and retention with two unions representing health care workers. 

The province has agreed to retention bonuses, reimbursement of licensing fees for retired health care providers, and double rate overtime to help CUPE, and the Association of Allied Health Professionals, address the shortage of health care workers. 

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