A report on ways Manitoba can improve in the clinical and preventative health-care departments has been sent to the provincial government.
Health Minister Kelvin Goertzen says the document will be reviewed and the recommendations considered.
Recommendations Goertzen and the Health Ministry will take into consideration include further consolidation of hospital-based, high-acuity health care services, better use of technologies to reduce transportation costs, new team-based models of care to ensure all medical staff are working to their full potential, and enhanced prevention programs to reduce the burden of disease.
The report has identified 10 areas of importance, which include collaborative care, co-ordinated care for indigenous peoples, and public and preventive population health.
The Provincial Clinical and Preventative Services Planning for Manitoba report was created in 2015 and prepared over the coarse of 15 months; many factors were taken into consideration, including interviews with stakeholders and analysis reflecting the health needs of the province.