With the successful recruitment of two new anesthetists to the health-care system, the province has fulfilled its complement in the service, says Minister of Health and Wellness Doug Currie.
Dr. Mohamed Hassan began working at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital last week and Dr. Andrew Roberts is set to begin work at the Prince County Hospital in early July.
“The addition of Dr. Mohamed Hassan and Dr. Andrew Roberts to our health-care system should help alleviate patient wait times for surgical procedures and enhance patient care," said Currie in a news release.
Dr. Richard Wedge, interim CEO of Health P.E.I., agreed. “The addition of their skills, experiences and expertise will enhance the efforts of our dedicated team of health care providers," he said.
Hassan, who recently relocated from Truro, N.S. with his family, previously worked at the Grand River and St. Mary Hospital in the Waterloo region of Ontario.
Roberts is currently finishing his residency training at the University of Ottawa where he has served a term as chief resident of the anesthesia group.
“My wife and I have deep Island roots and have always wished to come back to the province to raise our young daughters,” said Roberts.
“Working in Prince Edward Island affords me a balance between my work life and personal life which in turn will allow me to be a better caretaker of my patients and ambassador for the profession.”