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Provincial Government Signs Agreement with Federal Government to Help Residents Age with Dignity

Tom Osborne, Minister of Health and Community Services, and Seamus O’Regan Minister of Labour and Seniors announced a bilateral agreement to invest $78 million over the next five years to help residents of Newfoundland and Labrador age with dignity.

Federal funding will support Newfoundland and Labrador’s five-year action plan to improve health care for seniors. The plan will:

  • Improve home and community care systems

  • Support a new 10-bed community hospice in Grand Falls-Windsor

  • Establish a geriatric medicine fellowship at Memorial University

  • Increase training to improve health care outcomes and promote independence and well-being

  • Enhance the quality of care and quality of life through improved long-term care standards and

  • Ensure long term care home standards align with national standards.


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