Prairie Mountain Health continues to work at maintaining staff and services in the Westman region.

CEO Penny Gilson says when it comes to keeping and attracting staff she says the region is doing “reasonably okay.”

She adds they have to be relentless in all of their recruitment and retention activities. “Our human resource challenges tend to be our biggest challenge in the system.”

When Gilson looks at communities along Highway #3 and how they are doing with regards to vacancies they have elsewhere in the region she says they see similar things and that area isn’t any worse off than any other part of the health region.

“We have ongoing nursing vacancies and we try to promote that to any and all nursing graduates in hopes of getting them interested in pursuing their careers with us. Any abnormal amount of vacancies that could impact service delivery comes to our attention quickly. Having said that we have some vacancies that require us to use some agency support for a short period of time until we get the vacancies filled.”

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