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    Corner Brook Mayor still hoping for a nursing school and the Premier talks about oncology at the news hospital

    Wednesday, 27 March 2024 07:00

    By Tonya Organ

    Premier Andrew Furey says there aren’t a lot of these specialists to choose from and they have a health recruitment package prepared that includes more than $500,000 a year to practice here.

    The Mayor of Corner Brook is still holding onto hope there will be a new nursing school built in Corner Brook. Next to housing, it was number two on the Mayor’s wish list from Last week’s provincial budget. Parsons says he understands recruitment and retention is an issue for getting health care workers here but the equipment is ready and waiting. He says they’ve been talking about a nursing school for  some time now. The new hospital is slated to open in June and Parsons says there still isn’t an oncologist in place for cancer care. Meanwhile, Premier Andrew Furey says there aren’t a lot of these specialists to choose from and they have a health recruitment package prepared that includes more than $500,000 a year to practice here. The new Western Memorial Regional Hospital will open to patients and clients on June 2nd. 

     

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