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McFadyen Pledges $708M for Front Line Health Care

September 13, 2011 2:42 PM | News

Hugh McFadyen (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Progressive Conservative leader Hugh McFadyen would commit 2,165 new front line health care workers across Manitoba if elected.

McFadyen made the announcement in the Seine River riding Tuesday, saying the addition of 1,700 new nurses, 250 doctors, 40 physician assistants and other health care professionals would be added over six years.

The $118 million annual plan ($708M in total) would see 75 nurse practitioners, 25 mental health and addictions counselors and 75 other professionals.

The PC’s commitment would also increase nurse training seats by five percent and increase medical residency positions.