Health and Community Services

Hon. Dr. John Haggie

Hon. Dr. John Haggie

Minister of Health and Community Services
Member for Gander

Dr. John Haggie has had a long and distinguished career in medicine in Newfoundland and Labrador. He completed studies as a general surgeon at Victoria University of Manchester in 1977 and finished postgraduate training in 1981. After a two-year fellowship, John received a doctorate in cancer research.

After working as a surgeon, a tutor and a lecturer in Manchester and Liverpool, Dr. Haggie emigrated to Newfoundland and Labrador, landing in St. Anthony in 1993. He practiced as a general surgeon with the Grenfell Region Health Services. In 1997 he relocated his practice to the James Paton Memorial Hospital in Gander.

Dr. Haggie has committed his time and expertise to medical advocacy, particularly in lobbying for underprivileged patients and for social issues in medicine, such as housing, income and food security. He served as president of both the Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association and the Canadian Medical Association.

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