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.
Our health care plan includes shorter surgical wait times, major investments in mental health and addictions, and palliative care support. Watch this quick video on our commitment to better public health care for Albertans. pic.twitter.com/qOx9xWgshq— Jason Kenney (@jkenney) March 29, 2019
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.