The Manitoba government says it plans to hire 100 new doctors as part of the 2024 budget. 

Premier Wab Kinew made the announcement, alongside Health, Seniors and Long-Term Care Minister Uzoma Asagwara, Thursday afternoon at the Grace Hospital.

“After seven years of cuts, we’re making big investments to address the staffing shortage and rebuild health care, so Manitobans aren’t stuck waiting for the care they need,” said Kinew. “Our plan will mean 100 more doctors on the frontlines, in clinics and hospitals across Manitoba.”


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$309.5 million has been set aside for staff recruitment, retention and training. It will also go toward increasing physician recruitment and medical residency spots by 38 percent.

Manitoba's health minister says Manitoba has fewer doctors per capita than almost every other province. 

“People in Manitoba deserve better," said Health, Seniors and Long-Term Care Minister Uzoma Asagwara. "Our new government is improving the culture in health care, and we will work as a united front with our partners to ensure that Manitobans can get connected with a family doctor faster, see a specialist, and get emergency care when they need it.”