P.E.I. needs 2,000 health care workers in next decade, says government report – CBC

‘Assigning Islanders to an empty building does nothing to improve their access to health care’

May 17, 2023

A report on human resource needs for P.E.I.’s health-care system outlines a need for thousands of new workers over the next 10 years.

Provincial Clinical and Preventive Services Planning for Prince Edward Island, known as the Peachey report, commissioned by the provincial government, is a 1,000-page document and the first comprehensive look at human resource needs since since 2010, Health Minister Mark McLane told the legislature Tuesday.

The report says more than 2,000 new health-care workers will be needed to cover population growth and retirements. Given current recruitment difficulties, Green MLA Karla Bernard expressed doubts that the government is up to the challenge.

“This government has promised to open 30 medical homes across the province by 2024,” said Bernard.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-health-care-human-resource-report-1.6846046

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