New Funding to Help Recruit, Retain Healthcare Workers in Yarmouth
New funding from the Government of Nova Scotia will help recruit and retain healthcare professionals for the people of Yarmouth.
The Yarmouth Region Medical Professional Recruitment Partnership will expand a “community onboarding” initiative that welcomes new healthcare providers to the area and helps them establish strong ties to the community so they want to stay.
“First impressions last a lifetime,” said Michelle Thompson, Minister responsible for the Office of Healthcare Professionals Recruitment. “This program will help healthcare professionals feel like they are valued members of the Yarmouth community from Day 1 and into the future.”
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 plan to improve healthcare.
Our partnership is excited to have been chosen by the Office of Healthcare Professionals Recruitment to receive this funding as it means the Yarmouth region will be able to better help new healthcare professionals with their careers in our region. This new funding stream is critical to strengthening the efforts of all communities across this province and validates that communities can be powerful partners in provincial recruitment.
Rebecca Cassidy, community navigator, Yarmouth Region Medical Professional Recruitment Partnership
- Yarmouth Region Medical Professional Recruitment Partnership will receive $61,343
- 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