The Horizon Health Network says it’s recruited nearly 2,400 employees during the 2022-23 fiscal year as it continues fighting against a recruitment and retention crisis in health care.
Officials said Wednesday the health authority hired 528 registered nurses, 337 licenced practical nurses and 523 personal care attendants between April 1, 2022, and March 31, 2023, as well as hundreds of support staff and allied health professionals.
“The recruitment team has had a tremendously successful year, and we are extremely proud of their achievements,” said Gail Lebel, vice president of the Horizon Health Network.
The network says the success is thanks to a new recruitment strategy that included additional recruitment resources, aggressive recruitment targets and a new nursing recruitment dashboard.
Lebel said there is still much work to do as the health network faces major staffing shortages. She said Horizon will need to continue with our high-volume recruitment to backfill vacancies.
“We know the pandemic put a strain on the work environment for our physicians and employees, and we are committed to improving that environment,” she said.
“Horizon has a very strong team of health care workers who continue to show up and care for New Brunswickers. We’re very proud and thankful for the work they do every day.”