Province Signs Deal With Ottawa to Improve Health Care Access – VOCM

Mar 26, 2024

The provincial government has struck a $256 million deal with Ottawa to improve health care access in Newfoundland and Labrador.

The deal will support the province’s three year action plan to improve the health care system.

Government says this will be achieved by expanding access to family health services, increasing the number of health care workers and services to reduce backlogs, increasing mental health and substance use services, and the modernization of health data systems.

Progress on the initiatives will be reported on by the province publicly on an annual basis.

As well, both levels of government have agreed to work with Indigenous stakeholders to improve access to quality and culturally appropriate health care services.

From the Provincial Government:

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