REGINA, May 14, 2018 /CNW/ - Canada's universal, publicly funded health system is a sourceof pride for Canadians. The Government of Canada is working with provinces and territories to strengthen health care and to adapt the system to the changing needs of Canadians.
Today, the governments of
With support from the Government of Canada, the Government of Saskatchewan will invest in a range of initiatives to expand home and community care as well as mental health and addiction services. These include:
Saskatchewan will invest approximately $158 million in targeted funding over five years as part of a ten-year federal financial commitment of close to $350 million. These activities are fully aligned with the objectives and the pan-Canadian priorities set out in the Common Statement of Principles on Shared Health Priorities endorsed by the federal government, provinces* and territories in August 2017.
"I am pleased that the governments of Canada and Saskatchewan have finalized a bilateral agreement for home and community care, and mental health and addiction services. The federal government is committed to working with the provinces and territories so that Canadians have access to the health services they need."
The Honourable Ginette Petitpas TaylorMinister of Health
"The funding announced today will support better access to home care and palliative care for patients and their families. It will improve access to mental health services for those who need them. The federal and provincial are working together to strengthen health care for everyone in our province."
The Honourable Ralph GoodaleMinister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
"Saskatchewan is committed to improving access to health services for residents throughout our province. This funding will help us address the need for better access to mental health and addictions services, and support our population in receiving health services in the most appropriate settings."
Honourable Jim ReiterSaskatchewan Minister of Health
* The federal government has agreed to an asymmetrical arrangement with Quebec, distinct from the Common Statement of Principles.
Related Products Backgrounder Agreement with Saskatchewan
Associated LinksCommon Statement of Principles News ReleaseCommon Statement of Principles on Shared Health Priorities
SOURCE Health Canada
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