May 17, 2023 – Government of PEI: A report on human resource needs for PEI’s health-care system outlines a need for thousands of new workers over the next 10 years.
Provincial Clinical and Preventive Services Planning for Prince Edward Island, known as the Peachey report, commissioned by the provincial government, is the first comprehensive look at human resource needs since since 2010, Health Minister Mark McLane told the legislature Tuesday.
Health PEI CEO Dr. Michael Gardam commended the government for producing the report.
“We haven’t had data like that since I’ve been here, and what it does is it really maps out in quite elaborate detail … what exactly we need — and it’s staggering,” Gardam said.
“We have to hire a ton of people. That’s my summary of that report.”
While the baseline scenario in the report calls for just over 2,000 new health-care hires in the province in the next decade, the province’s current population growth means hundreds more will likely be needed.
Read the full CBC PEI story by Kevin Yarr here