Provincial & Federal Governments Invest $4.8 Million in Health Research


Health Minister John Haggie and Minister of Indigenous Services Seamus O’Regan made a joint announcement to invest $4.8 million in health research.

The Provincial and Federal Governments, along with other partners, will provide support for a research project identified by patient partners as a priority, and will benefit from the involvement of patients throughout its life-cycle.

This innovative initiative involves testing the effectiveness of an app designed to lower emergency room wait times in Newfoundland and Labrador. If the project proves successful at saving money, provincial partners have agreed to explore ways to re-invest some of the savings in further health research.

The $4.8 million investment is jointly funded by the Provincial and Federal Governments, as well as Eastern Health, Memorial University and the Trinity Conception Placentia Health Foundation.