Health Region Revamping Its Native Health Strategy

Friday, June 03, 2005 at 15:09



The CEO Of the Prince Albert/Parkland health region says a new strategy is being developed to better serve Aboriginal patients in the area.


Gren Smith-Windsor says he is more optimistic than ever that patient-delivery services for Aboriginal residents are on the upswing.


Last fall, Prime Minister Paul Martin took the wraps off a new $200-million health accord for First Nations, Metis and Inuit people.


Recently, officials with the health authority have been discussing how their share of that money could best be used.


Smith-Windsor says the health region plans to work with a number of different Aboriginal groups to ensure the plan they come up with is right for them.


Smith-Windsor says they will hold another meeting about the blueprint on June 7th.


After that, a consultation process will begin with the provincial government.