|2003/04 – 2005/06 SERVICE
Ministry of Health Planning
am pleased to present the 2003/04 Service Plan on behalf of the
Ministry of Health Planning. This service plan includes objectives,
strategies and performance measures for British Columbias
health care system and for the ministry. The plan reports on our
progress and sets new milestones for coming years.
In alignment with our vision for B.C.s health care system,
this years plan reflects the ministrys reorganization
of its core business areas to focus on patients. It also introduces
performance measures to strengthen reporting and accountability
for patient care and service delivery. These include the development
of standards, long-term planning for health service delivery, and
public satisfaction measures for health care across our province.
Together with the Ministry of Health Services, we will continue
to develop specific objectives and new strategies. These include
the appropriate use of hospitals and health services to build a
more effective and sustainable health system for the future. Our
long-term planning focuses on a sustainable public health care system
including strategies for prevention and chronic disease management.
To ensure quality care, the government is also committed to a long-term
health human resources plan – to ensure BC has the health
professionals we need.
The plan also gives responsibility for reporting on some measures
to appropriate areas of the ministry or government, such as the
Office of the Provincial Health Officer or the British Columbia
Vital Statistics Agency. Information on available reports and performance
measures are listed in the appendix.
Our government is committed to working with our health authorities,
health professionals and other partners to implement these service
plans – and achieve our vision for a better health care system
in British Columbia.
Honourable Sindi Hawkins
Minister of Health Planning