The P.C. Party believes the current health care system is broken and MUST be fixed. Ministerial responsibility must be returned to our health system and a P.C. government would work to do so over the next 4 years.
The current health regions have appointed bureaucrats receiving huge salaries. The current health regions are governed by political appointees. Eliminating these large salaries and the political appointees would save millions of dollars that could be returned to the front lines for staffing and equipment.
Therefore, the P.C. Party and PC MLAs will demand implemention the following:
- Bring back ministerial responsibility by gradually phasing out health regions over the 4 year term of government.
- Until the regions are phased out, demand the CEO, CFO (Chief Financial Officer) and the CMO (Chief Medical Officer) of every health region would be required to be in attendance for health estimates when the Minister of Health is outlining spending specific to the regions in question.
- Create a Patient Advisory Board in those communities which have health care facilities. Members of these boards are to be elected. Elections would be held in conjunction with civic elections. Members would receive a daily honorarium when conducting board duties plus expenses. All expenses would need to be receipted.
- Mandatory allocation of 5% of the regional budgets to infrastructure until the regions are dissolved.