Incentives, programs to help recruit health-care professionals to northern B.C., health minister announces

The province’s health minister announced more than $6 million in funding to help recruit and retain more health care workers in northern B.C.

“Every person living in the North deserves to have the best possible health care close to home, when and where they need it,” Adrian Dix said on Tuesday.

He said a total of $6.38 million will help to create rural retention programs and encourage health-care workers to move and live in northern B.C., through financial incentives, assistance for travel, housing and child care.

“We are helping more people choose the North by providing support for the unique challenges northern health workers face every day,” Dix said.

In partnership with the Northern Health Authority, the

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