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A multi-year plan for the provincial Home Care Nova Scotia
program to help set the framework for future growth will be
announced next month, Health Minister Bernie Boudreau said today.

The plan will set the course for home care development over the
next two fiscal years, and will include data from the case load
review conducted last fall, the minister said.

"Home care is on its way to becoming a mature program and a full
partner in the health care system," said Mr. Boudreau. "In this
phase of development, the program will grow in gradual stages
over the next two years."

The minister's announcement follows a recent consultation held in
Halifax on future directions for the Home Care Nova Scotia
program. The consultation included representatives from labor
unions, academia, hospitals, physicians, care providers, seniors,
government, regional health boards, clients and professional
associations. Feedback from the consultation will be included in
the plan.

"Information from these types of gatherings of interested
stakeholders, and other forms of feedback, will be part of
ongoing program development as we move forward," the minister
said. "We are taking the time to consult with stakeholders as we
develop the multi-year plan for Home Care Nova Scotia."


Contact: Lori MacLean  902-424-5025

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