"When it comes to health and wellness, it is critical that citizens are able to communicate clearly with their health care professionals. That's why a bilingual health centre is so important for the Francophone community and the Yukon. We see this new health centre as an opportunity to begin building team-based, integrated clinic environments, as outlined in the Putting People first report recommendations.”
John Streicker, Liberal candidate for Mount Lorne Southern Lakes
“Our party is dedicated to equitable access to health care services for all Yukoners. We are committed to working with the Francophone community to address the health care needs of
Pauline Frost, Liberal candidate for Vuntut Gwitchin
A re-elected Yukon Liberal government will continue to move forward on a Bilingual Health Centre, says Vuntut Gwitchin candidate Pauline Frost.
The Bilingual Health Centre is a recommendation of the Putting People First health report and will improve care for Yukon’s francophone population.
The recently introduced Liberal budget contains $1.5 million to begin work on the centre this year. The centre will provide another option for all Yukoners seeking health care.
The vision for the centre in Whitehorse is a location that supports Yukoners’ health and wellness in both French and English. It aims to be the first place people can go for health and wellness services and coordinates people’s health care to ensure continuity of care and ease of movement across the system.
- Putting People First is the final report of the Yukon government’s comprehensive review of health and social program and services.
- Both opposition parties voted against the Bilingual Health Centre in the legislature.
- The Liberal government recently doubled existing medical travel subsidy for patients, from $75 per day to $150 per day for multi-day travel. Approved escorts will be eligible for $75 per day.
- The Liberal government recently signed a $28 million agreement with the Government of Canada to support French-language services across Yukon over the next five years.
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