The Manitoba government is training 62 more nurses to meet the growing demand for health care across the province.
Premier Greg Selinger and Health Minister Theresa Oswald made the announcement Monday at the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Nursing.
The new positions will cost $2.1 million and add new nurse training seats at the U of M, Université de Saint-Boniface and Assiniboine Community College.
“Families count on our hospitals, doctors and nurses to be there for them, regardless of the economic outlook. That’s why we’re training and hiring more nurses and keeping our nursing workforce strong,” Oswald said.
The funding was announced in last week’s provincial budget.