Press Release Canada’s registered nurses and nurse practitioners prescribe accountability for federal dollars, better home care and support for caregivers in advance of new health accord and budget 2017 OTTAWA, November 22, 2016 — Nurses from every region of Canada gathered on Parliament Hill today to meet members of Parliament, senators and ministerial staff to demand increased accountability for federal health funding and better funding for home- and community-based care. Nurses also highlighted the need to implement policies and incentives to better support family caregivers who care for loved ones.......
PEI Quote The Association of Registered Nurses of Prince Edward Island (ARNPEI) Executive Director Rebecca Gosbee stated that RNs and NPs in P.E.I. have long recognized the need for more health-care services in the province. Although the Association of Registered Nurses of Prince Edward Island congratulates the province on its work to expand current home care services, we believe that equitable access to publicly funded and community-based home care will require additional investment from both the provincial and federal governments. We believe the new health accord should include a national accountability framework to better manage the relationships between health-care spending and health outcomes. ARNPEI is also calling for a pan-Canadian caregiver strategy that will provide support to family caregivers, including flexible respite care and job protection to people providing care to loved ones at home.
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