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Manitoba Seeing Rise in Practising Doctors, Nearing 10-Year High

September 25, 2019 10:29 AM | News

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A new report says the number of doctors practising in Manitoba is trending toward a 10-year high.

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba’s annual report shows there were 2,982 licensed medical practitioners working in Manitoba as of April 30, 2019. That number is a net increase of 80 in the past year — slightly above the net increase recorded in 2018 of 78 and is just under the 10-year high of 83.

“There are 158 more doctors working in Manitoba today than there were only two years ago. This number represents the largest 24-month increase in physician retention and recruitment in at least a decade,” said Health Minister Cameron Friesen.

Since 2016, Manitoba has seen a net increase of 214 physicians including 74 outside of Winnipeg.