P.E.I. Tories pitch plans to improve primary care access in health platform
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CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — The P.E.I. Progressive Conservatives have launched extra particulars concerning the get together’s health-care platform that pledges to enhance major care entry throughout the Island.
In a launch, the get together stated it if re-elected it could add 16 extra affected person medical houses throughout the province by the tip of 2024. The PCs additionally plan to create 100 new full-time positions to employees present and future medical houses.
The get together additionally stated newly created affected person medical houses can be “incentivized” to take unaffiliated sufferers off the province’s affected person registry, with the PCs promising to connect all sufferers on the affected person registry to a medical dwelling throughout the subsequent 24 months.
The get together additionally pitched plans to enhance affected person entry to care, together with launching nurse practitioner-led walk-in clinics throughout the province.
The P.E.I. Tories additionally pledged to make digital care apps, like Maple, free to all Island residents, in addition to create new telehealth entry websites at Entry P.E.I. places and libraries.
Celebration officers stated a re-elected PC authorities would develop major care entry clinics to supply look after sufferers with no household physician by rising capability at current clinics in Charlottetown and Summerside and opening new clinics in western Prince County and Kings County.
The get together additionally stated it intends to create cell major care clinics that may present care in any group throughout the province based mostly on want.