- Invest an additional $1 billion over 5 years in new long-term care facilities.
- Work towards private rooms for all seniors in long-term care who want them.
- Work with care home operators to address chronic worker shortages.
- Launch an independent review of the response to COVID-19 in long-term care and assisted living homes.
- Implement measures to allow family to safely visit seniors in long-term care, assisted, and independent living during COVID-19.
- Increase training spaces for doctors, nurses, and other health professionals.
- Expand opportunities for international graduates in health professions.
- Work to attract health professionals to under-serviced areas.
- Ensure all workers experience a violence-free workplace.
- Consult with physicians and other stakeholders to improve efficiency, reduce administration, and incentivise becoming a General Practitioner.
- Work with the College of Physicians and Surgeons to create a pathway for qualified foreign-trained physicians to practice in BC.
- Upgrade and expand emergency rooms, mental health beds, and primary care clinics.
- Complete new Surrey Hospital, new acute care tower for Richmond Hospital, Mills Memorial Hospital, and the Burnaby Hospital Redevelopment.
- Implement a tax credit for seniors of up to $7,000/year for up to $20,0000 of homecare, housekeeping, and home repairs.
- Expand programmes to assist seniors and people with disabilities with home renos.
- Reinstate the Home Adaptions for Independence grant programme.
Work to eliminate systemic racism and unconscious bias across the healthcare system, and to ensure services equitable and accessible for all.
Advance cultural competency training for existing healthcare practitioners and support training of new Indigenous doctors while prioritizing opportunities to expand public healthcare services within communities, as lead by Indigenous leadership.
- Fight for a national pharmacare programme.
- Make prescription contraception free.
Implement a provincial prescription drug monitoring programme to prevent addiction with early referrals and specialist care and treatment options.
Develop a proposal to implement an essential drugs programme beginning in 2022, designed to reduce the costs of prescription drugs and ensure the cost of drugs is not a barrier to health management.
- Improve Ambulance Service response-times, especially in rural communities.
- Increase online booking of medical appointments.
- Improve public reporting of wait-times.
- Accelerate adoption of virtual medical consultations.
- Expand online prescription-renewals, optional home delivery.