The Manitoba government plans to fund more work to improve the Dauphin Regional Health Centre. Premier Brian Pallister says it’s needed in order to serve the aging population in the Parkland region.
“A lot of the seniors in the Dauphin area…Grandview, Roblin, Gilbert Plains, right up through that stretch know how important health care services are, and Dauphin as a regional centre is critical to providing those services.
“We’ve invested on a regular basis in the facility there, but also expanded the services recently to enhance the availability of services so people don’t have to drive to Brandon or even further sometimes to get the testing and things that they need to get done.” Pallister said.
In the Throne Speech today (Tue) the province says it will also implement a plan to reduce wait times for procedures such as joint replacement, cataracts and diagnostic imaging.
The Manitoba government will also be supporting seniors by constructing 12-hundred additional personal care home beds by 2025.