11 New Health Specialists Hired in Central

Central Health has hired 11 new physician specialists.

At the James Paton Memorial Regional Hospital there will be two new ob/gyns, two internists, and two new pediatricians.

At the Central Newfoundland Regional Health Centre there is a new anaesthetist, a new psychiatrist, a pediatrician and a urologist.

Central Health provides health and community services to approximately 20 per cent of the province's population.

It is the second largest health region serving a population of approximately 94,000.

The geographical area served by Central Health includes 177 communities and encompasses more than half the total landmass of the island.

The region extends from Charlottetown in the east, Fogo Island in the north, Harbour Breton in the south, to Baie Verte in the west.