Canada's New Government Announces Patient Wait Times Guarantee

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Patient Care in Canada

The Honourable Tony Clement, Federal Minister of Health, and the Honourable Michael Murphy, New Brunswick Health Minister today announced that New Brunswick has agreed to establish a Patient Wait Times Guarantee in radiation therapy by 2010, to be supported by $21.3 million in federal Budget 2007 funding.

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New Brunswick will also be eligible to benefit from the $400 million in new funding for Canada Health Infoway, and the $30 million for pilot projects as announced in Budget 2007.

"We are pleased that New Brunswick has agreed to work with the federal government to establish a Patient Wait Time Guarantee," said Minister Clement.

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