An addictions patient navigator and outreach social worker have already been hired, a complex case coordinator will be hired soon.These positions will ensure clients receive the most appropriate and effective care.
Islanders are encouraged to talk to their loved ones about their values, wishes and beliefs regarding end-of-life care.Public sessions about developing an advance care plan will be held in Charlottetown on April 23 and in Summerside on April 30.
Clients will now be admitted directly from inpatient withdrawal (detox) rather than wait for service which will reduce the drop-out rate. The four-week rehabilitation and relapse-prevention program will be offered by a social worker, addictions counsellor and addiction workers.
A new walk/run club for kids, youth and teens is being launched by go!PEI to provide Island children with a fun, free and non-competitive program that supports more physical activity in their day.
The province's Better Access, Better Care initiative restored 24-hour emergency service to Western Hospital and added two nurse practitioners freeing family physicians to add almost 800 patient appointments compared to last year.