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Saskatchewan 2024-25 Health Budget Delivers Record Increase in Health Care Funding, released by Saskatchewan on 20 March 2024

Good day ladies and gentlemen, this is IRC news, I am Joy Stephen, a certified Canadian Immigration practitioner, and I bring to you this Provincial News Bulletin from the province of Saskatchewan. This recording originates from the Polinsys studios in Cambridge, Ontario.

  The new Saskatchewan budget delivers the largest-ever increase in health care funding to expand patient care and services to meet the increasing demands of a growing population, increase access to primary care through support for physicians, nurse practitioners and other health professions, and fund key infrastructure projects like new hospitals and long-term care homes across Saskatchewan.

This year’s Ministry of Health budget is $7.59 billion, an increase of $726.4 million, or 10.6 per cent, over the previous year. The Saskatchewan Health Authority will receive a $248.3 million, or 5.6 per cent, increase for a total highest-ever budget of $4.68 billion.

“This year’s Health budget sets a high benchmark for delivering improved patient care to residents within communities across the province,” Health Minister Everett Hindley said. “Connecting residents to primary care through support for our physicians and health care professionals is a priority of this budget. We are investing in women’s health, life-saving cancer care advancements and increasing access to primary care.

For healthcare professionals exploring the possibility of immigrating to Saskatchewan, this announcement carries significant weight. It offers valuable insights into the prevailing landscape of their sector, empowering Healthcare professionals to tailor their immigration plans in accordance with the evolving needs of the industry. 

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