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SLCBC Policy Resolution submitted to the LPCBC Policy Chair on behalf of the SLCBC
2017-05 final SUSTAINING THE CANADIAN HEALTH CARE SYSTEM IN 2018 AND BEYOND
WHEREAS the 2014 Federal Government commissioned the Advisory Panel on Health Care Innovation, chaired by Dr David Naylor, and mandated to “Identify … areas of innovation that have potential to sustainably reduce growth in health spending while leading to improvements in the quality and accessibility of care”
WHEREAS the Panel acknowledged the system is “in crisis” as it cries for better access to family doctors, and health care services and for reduced wait times for specialists and medical procedures
WHEREAS the Panel “…cautioned that, absent federal action and investment, and absent political resolve on the part of provinces and territories, the Canadian health care system is headed for continued slow decline in performance”
WHEREAS the 2015, $700,00 taxpayer funded Report, articulated with deep understanding, and insight, the history, and complexities of our Canadian Health system; and offered multiple innovative ideas.
WHEREAS our Minister of Health acknowledged the concerns expressed by the Panel, to date has neither facilitated active dialogue concerning the details, nor explored ways to move around the administrative funding silos – physicians – hospitals – regional community care providers – towards a vertically integrated system allowing for enhanced patient access, enhanced preventative programs and lower per capita spending.
BE IT RESOLVED that the Liberal Party of Canada urge the Government to publicly accept the challenges outlined in the Naylor Report, and proactively introduce it to Provincial and Territorial Health Ministries, as well as the many regional health and medical professional organization providers.
AND FURTHER, that the Federal Government proactively lead the dialogue, and have the funds available to introduce, and scale up, Naylor innovations.
Senior Liberals’ Commission- BC Section
2) Unleashing Innovation: Excellent Healthcare for Canada Report of the Advisory Panel on Healthcare Innovation July 2015 Ministry of Health – Canada