Health

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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NAPE sounding alarm on shortage of radiation therapists

First it was doctors, then nurses, now, the province is facing a shortage of radiation therapists. 

NAPE is raising the alarm about that the shortage could hamper cancer treatment. NTV’s Marykate O’Neill has tonight’s top story. 

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Province increasing capacity for orthopaedic surgeries in St. Anthony, Carbonear

The province is increasing capacity for orthopaedic surgeries in St. Anthony and Carbonear.

The Premier says it means more in-patients will be able receive their hip or knee replacement surgeries sooner than expected. NTV’s Ben Cleary reports.

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