Saskatchewan residents continue to have improved health care access with nearly 900 more physicians providing service than in 2007, an increase of 51%. In total, more than 2,600 physicians are licensed to practice in the province. Saskatchewan also continues to heavily recruit pediatricians in advance of the opening of the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital.
- The number of pediatricians practicing in Saskatchewan has increased by 98%
- The number of specialists has increased by 62%
- The number of family physicians has increased by 43%
- The number of psychiatrists has increased by 37%
Our government is committed to growing our physician workforce to ensure the people of Saskatchewan have improved access to high quality, timely health care services. Physicians play a vital role in Saskatchewan’s health care system, and we will continue to invest in physician recruitment.