Newfoundland and Labrador premier replaces health minister amid doctor shortages

Newfoundland and Labrador premier replaces health minister amid doctor shortages

Health Minister Dr. John Haggie, left, and Premier Andrew Furey arm bump during the swearing-in ceremony of the cabinet on the grounds of Government House in St. John's on August 19, 2020. Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Andrew Furey has replaced his province's Health Minister. In a surprise cabinet shuffle Wednesday , Furey announced Health Minister John Haggie and Education Minister Tom Osborne would be switching roles, effective immediately. The move comes amid mounting health-care concerns in the province: the provincial medical association released figures last month showing nearly a quarter of the population is without a family doctor. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Daly Health Minister Dr. John Haggie, left, and Premier Andrew Furey arm bump during the swearing-in ceremony of the cabinet on the grounds of Government House in St. John's on August 19, 2020. Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Andrew Furey has replaced his province's Health Minister. In a surprise cabinet shuffle Wednesday , Furey announced Health Minister John Haggie and Education Minister Tom Osborne would be switching roles, effective immediately. The move comes amid mounting health-care concerns in the province: the provincial medical association released figures last month showing nearly a quarter of the population is without a family doctor. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Daly

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