“All Canadians should have access to the safe, quality health care they need and deserve,” said Mr. Trudeau. This agreement is good news for New Brunswickers, and we will continue to work with all provinces and territories to ensure that everyone, no matter where they live in Canada, receives the health care they deserve, including safe long-term care. »

The Prime Minister also presented some key actions proposed in Budget 2022: A plan to grow our economy and make life affordable From the federal government as well as other recently announced investments to support health care workers and improve access to quality health care for Canadians, especially seniors and those living in rural and remote communities.

These measures include:

  • Reduce the backlog in surgeries and medical procedures Propose to provide provinces and territories with an additional one-time payment of $2 billion through the Canada Health Transfer to ensure that nurses and doctors have the resources they need to repair the damage done to our health system by the pandemic.
  • Attract more health workers to the communities that need them most Increase the maximum Canada Student Loan forgiveness amount by 50% for nurses and physicians working in underserved rural or remote communities and expand the list of professionals eligible for the program.
  • Help improve the quality of life of older adults in Canada investing in innovations in the aging and brain health sector through the Canadian Center for Aging and Brain Health; and funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to support efforts to increase knowledge about dementia and brain health, improve treatment and outcomes for people with dementia, and assess and address the impact on the mental health of caregivers and different models of care.
  • Supporting the mental health and well-being of Canadians Providing $140 million in funding over two years to Wellness Together Canada, so the portal can continue to provide Canadians with mental health and wellness tools and services.
  • Research the long-term impact of COVID-19 on Canadians and our healthcare system Providing $20 million over five years to support additional research.
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