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NDP Would Expand Home Care to Be ‘Best in Canada’

September 28, 2011 11:22 AM | News

NDP leader Greg Selinger announces a plan to expand home care in the province on Wednesday, September 28, 2011. (CHRISD.CA)

Manitoba NDP leader Greg Selinger vowed on Wednesday to expand home care to include doctors, nurse practitioners and other health professionals to help seniors improve their health and remain in their own homes longer.

New hospital home teams will provide specialized services for seniors instead of having them remain in the hospital. The teams would provide care that currently is only available as part of a hospital stay.

The teams will include doctors, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, occupational and physical therapists, speech language pathologists and respiratory therapists.

The cost of the program is $2.5 million and will first begin through the Grace, Concordia and Victoria hospitals.