United Conservatives are improving mental health supports
Our United Conservative team promised major investments in mental health and the development of a new mental health and addictions strategy. We are putting patients at the centre of our health care system, not special interests.
What did our promises look like?
An investment of $100 million over four years. An increase to mental health services. A stronger focus on recovery and not just treatment of addictions. More addiction treatment beds and outpatient services. A new Associate Minister for Health and Addictions. A tough response to opioids.
And we’re following through on our commitments.
Today we announced 4,000 new spaces for addiction treatment beds, outpatient services & medic-assisted detox spaces, as part of our $140M commitment to support mental health & addictions.— Jason Kenney (@jkenney) September 11, 2019
We need to work to make recovery accessible, real & possible for every family that needs it pic.twitter.com/5NQhK1DLx9
We are delivering a new mental health and addictions strategy. We’re funding more addiction treatment beds. And our Associate Minister for Mental Health and Wellness continues to deliver to ensure Alberta is a leader across Canada in mental health services.
#Budget2020 increased our record spending for Mental Health & Addiction by nearly $40 million from 2019-20. We are continuing our rapid expansion of access to treatment and supports for Albertans experiencing mental health & addiction issues. #ableg pic.twitter.com/3rTSFaUFVj— Jason Luan (@jasonluan88) February 28, 2020
Promises made. Promises kept.