Mr. Speaker, the number of new cancer cases in the Northwest Territories is expected to rise dramatically by 2030.
Mr. Speaker, I would like to provide an update on our plans to improve care and services for our residents by improving the Health and Social Services System.
Mr. Speaker, an equitable and sustainable health care system is one of the priorities of the 17th Assembly. One way we can support this priority is by improving the management of pharmaceuticals.
Mr. Speaker, this government is committed to achieving this Legislative Assembly’s vision of strong individuals, families and communities. By working together in partnerships we can reach our goal of healthy and educated people in sustainable and vibrant communities throughout our territory.
Mr. Speaker, in October 2014, I tabled Building Stronger Families – An Action Plan to Transform Child and Family Services supporting the Government’s commitment to improve the quality of child and family services for those receiving services under the Child and Family Services Act.
Mr. Speaker, each year we celebrate March as National Social Work Month. Social work is a profession for those with a passion to help improve people’s lives.
Mr. Speaker, the Department of Health & Social Services is pursuing the 17thLegislative Assembly’s goal of healthy, educated people by investing in prevention, education awareness, and early childhood development.
Mr. Speaker, today I am pleased to announce the official launch of the Med-Response call centre. Members of the Standing Committee on Social Programs joined me earlier today at Stanton Territorial Hospital to celebrate this milestone.