Caucus Review – January 2022

Our government has signed agreements and put new initiatives in place to build capacity for women’s health, diagnostics and spine surgery since the launch of the Diagnostic and Surgical Recovery Task Force. “The task force quickly built capacity in some key areas as we build a stronger and more responsive system here in Manitoba,” said Health Minister Audrey Gordon. “Providing care close to home is our priority and we know many people have waited far too long, which affects their health and quality of life. Today, we are highlighting new solutions that will help hundreds of Manitobans get the care they need sooner.”

Nearly 1,000 Manitoban women will soon be their getting surgeries as a result of the task force and Minister Gordon’s efforts. Hundreds of spine patients will also be provided the option to travel for surgery. These programs will be offered to patients by their doctors, voluntary, and paid for by the province. “To Manitobans who are on a wait-list for a diagnostic or surgical procedure, I want to say this: more good news is coming,” said Gordon. “These improvements are just the beginning, as we build capacity and Manitoba-made solutions.”