10 new pediatricians join Saskatoon Health Region

The Saskatoon Health Region’s recruitment efforts appear to be working, with 10 new pediatricians coming to the city in the past six months.

Saskatoon Health Region head of pediatrics Dr. Laurentiu Givelichian said several new pediatricians have been recruited in recent months, including a third pediatric surgeon.

The $285-million facility, located adjacent to Royal University Hospital, is now 70 per cent complete.The Saskatoon Health Region is still 10 pediatricians short of its goal of 70. But Givelichian is confident the region will be fully staffed when the children’s hospital opens in 2019.