WHEREAS in 2007 Canada spent in excess of $160 billion on the provision of healthcare services, and
WHEREAS it is estimated that between 60 to 80 cents of every healthcare dollar is spent on human resources, and
WHEREAS the needs for human resources in the healthcare system must be carefully studied and understood in order to permit well informed planning, and
WHEREAS the needs of the Canadian healthcare system are expected to increase as the population ages.
BE IT RESOLVED that a Liberal Government in negotiating the 2014 Federal Provincial Territorial Agreement on Health care include a needs based model for assessing both the future needs of an aging population and the human resource needs of the healthcare workforce.
Liberal Party of Prince Edward Island