Canada's New Government Announces Patient Wait Times Guarantee
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.
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.