Innovative Health Care Nova Scotians Expect
We know that Nova Scotians expect innovation from their health care system. As we have seen the direct successes of virtual care and telehealth in the province, we must continue to invest in innovative health care technologies allowing us to serve more Nova Scotians.
Therefore, I am committed to extending virtual care and telehealth until 2021 with a full system review by year end 2021. I am also committed to seeking other innovative approaches to strengthening our system, especially in rural and remote areas of the province.
Access to Care Across Nova Scotia
I believe that health care must be accessible and inclusive to all Nova Scotians. I am committed to investing $10 million dollars annually into our overworked #811 telehealth infrastructure to service Nova Scotians who are waiting for a family doctor. We can see our telehealth service expand with the support of Nova Scotian physicians who are slowing down from their practice or are retired.
Collaborative Strategies to Strengthen Our Health Care System
It is time to usher in a new layer to health care services across Nova Scotia. With the creation of the Health Care Nursing Fund, I am committed to establishing a series of financial resources, available to medical practices for the purpose of hiring nursing professionals who will work in tandem within physicians’ practices. We are confident this has the capability to lower wait times within physicians’ offices.