DELIVERING BETTER SERVICES FOR YOUR FAMILY

Better services mean a better life for you and your family. Our government is investing in the services that make B.C. a great place to live, for families, for seniors and for everyone.

HEALTH CARE THAT WORKS BETTER FOR PATIENTS

HOSPITALS AND URGENT PRIMARY CARE CENTRES

  • More than $1.3 billion in total health spending over three years means more doctors and nurses, and shorter wait times.
  • As part of our strategy to deliver team-based care to all British Columbians, we are creating up to 200 new positions for both nurse practitioners and family doctors.
  • To meet health care needs today and for future generations, $4.4 billion over the next three years will go towards building, renovating, expanding and upgrading hospitals.
  • More funding for the BC Cancer Agency, increasing the number of cancer-related surgeries, diagnostic imaging, expanding PET and CT scans and increased chemo-therapy demands.
  • Supports for the BC Children’s and Women’s hospitals to provide services for women, children, newborns and families.
  • Since 2018, more than 800 hours of MRI operating time have been added per week and we are on track to provide 37,000 more MRI exams throughout the province this year than we did last year.
  • As part of the new BC Surgical Services and Diagnostic Imaging strategy, 9,400 more hip, knee, dental and other surgeries will be done across British Columbia this year, compared to last year.

FAIR PHARMACARE

  • As of January 1, 2019, households earning up to $45,000 in net income annually are saving between $300 and $600 in deductibles, making prescription drugs more affordable to people when they need them.
  • A new investment of $42 million will cover more drug options, including drugs that treat pulmonary arterial hypertension, diabetes, asthma and eye infections.

MENTAL HEALTH

  • Moving forward with a $74 million investment to improve access to mental health care for children and youth.
  • More Foundry centres for youth 12-24 to bring integrated services under one roof.
  • More programs, including in schools, for parents and families to support kids’ early years development.
  • More specialized family care and day treatment for young people that meets their needs.

INVESTING IN STUDENTS AND CLASSROOMS

  • A $2.7 billion investment to maintain, replace, renovate or expand K-12 facilities over the next three years.
  • Creating 5,500 new student spaces throughout B.C. to help move kids out of portables and into classrooms, along with new or upgraded playgrounds at schools.
  • Over $550 million in additional support, so our public education system can continue to expand and meet the needs of growing communities, including an increased investment of $58 million for the Classroom Enhancement Fund.