In health care, the NDP cared more about money spent than on actual outcomes for patients.
We’re taking a different approach. An approach that doesn’t focus on special interests, but puts the focus on patients and strengthening our public health care system.
We promised Albertans we would look for savings at the top of our health care system so those savings could be redirected to front line services. We conducted the first review of Alberta Health Services in its ten years of operations. The report found significant opportunities for savings to be put towards patients, more surgeries, increased front line care, and to cut growing wait times.
United Conservatives believe access to a waiting list is not access to health care. That’s why we’ve taken serious steps to reduce wait times. The Alberta Surgical Wait-Times Initiative will provide 80,000 more publicly funded surgeries over the next four years. Promise made. Promise kept.
We’ve appointed an Associate Minister for Mental Health and Addictions and him and our United Conservative government have been laser focused on a strengthened opioid response. We’re targeting opioid manufacturers and companies by joining a proposed national class action suit to recover costs in our health care system. Over our term in government, we are investing an additional $40 million for opioid response. And unlike the NDP, we are focused on addictions treatment and recovery.
We promised Albertans that we would invest an additional $100 million in our mental health and addictions system and that’s exactly what we are doing. It’s investment is part of the development of a new mental health strategy to improve access to recovery-oriented services for Albertans.
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