The Manitoba government is hiring 25 new, full-time paramedics in the northern and southern health regions of the province.
The positions will be filled later this year and were previously announced in the province’s 2019 budget.
Hiring more rural and northern paramedics will improve the quality and consistency of care Manitobans receive while reducing the health system’s reliance on on-call staff,” said Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Cameron Friesen.
Friesen added that 13 of those positions will be posted and strategically spread out in the Northern Regional Health Authority, while another 12 will be placed in Southern Health-Sante Sud. The remaining 10 new positions have been allocated to the Prairie Mountain Health region and were announced last week.