More Funding to Support Healthcare Recruitment, Retention in Inverness County
The Province is supporting work to recruit and retain healthcare professionals in Inverness.
The Municipality of the County of Inverness will receive funding for promotional campaigns and community events to attract and keep health providers, as well as a new program to encourage public school students to consider a career in healthcare.
“Residents are the best people to highlight what makes their community a great place to work and live,” said Finance and Treasury Board Minister Allan MacMaster, MLA for Inverness, on behalf of Michelle Thompson, Minister responsible for the Office of Healthcare Professionals Recruitment. “This fund will help local residents make the case to healthcare workers considering a move and improve community ties to support those who have already moved to Inverness County.”
The funding is from the government’s new Office of Healthcare Professionals Recruitment Community Fund. A total of 28 groups across Nova Scotia applied by the December 19 deadline, and more successful applicants will be notified in the coming weeks.
The fund, worth $2 million in total, is among the recruitment and retention initiatives outlined in Action for Health, the Province’s strategic plan to improve healthcare.
It is important for Nova Scotia to continue to attract and retain healthcare workers more than ever. The municipality is pleased to collaborate with the Province to work on localized solutions to support the healthcare employment sector and advance positive outcomes for Inverness County.
Bonny MacIsaac, Warden, Municipality of the County of Inverness
- the Municipality of the County of Inverness will receive $71,500
- organizations across the province could apply for up to $100,000 from the Office of Healthcare Professionals Recruitment Community Fund
- to be eligible, community organizations had to be a registered society, association, non-profit or charity; municipalities and chambers of commerce were also eligible
- two funding streams were available: community identified projects and community readiness supports; groups could request funding from one or both
Office of Healthcare Professionals Recruitment Community Fund: https://beta.novascotia.ca/apply-funding-recruit-and-retain-healthcare-professionals-ohpr-community-fund
Action for Health: https://novascotia.ca/actionforhealth/
Mandate letter of the Minister of Health and Wellness and Minister responsible for the Office of Healthcare Professionals Recruitment: https://novascotia.ca/exec_council/letters-2021/ministerial-mandate-letter-2021-DHW.pdf