57 Health Accord recommendations include basic income, integration of services for Newfoundland

CBC News

The Newfoundland and Labrador Health Accord has released its long-awaited final report, which makes 57 recommendations to both improve health outcomes and save money over the next decade.

Recommendations include implementing a universal basic income, integrating ambulance services, reducing the number of emergency care centres and focusing more on the social determinants of health.

“We all know the health care system needs to change, as we continue to spend the most per capita yet have the worst outcomes,” said Premier Andrew Furey in a statement. “I look forward to reviewing this re-imagining of our health care system to take place over the next 10 years.”

The Newfoundland and Labrador government created the Health Accord in November 2020, and tasked co-chairs Sister Elizabeth Davis and Dr. Patrick Parfrey to evaluate problems in the province’s health-care systems and develop solutions.

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