Budget 2018 - Manitobans Making Choices

Keeping our promises. Real progress for health care.

Budget 2018 puts Manitoba's economy on the road to recovery and provides a solid plan for making Manitoba the most improved province in Canada.

We're investing in priorities that support consistent, reliable health-care services across Manitoba including:

  • investing the highest level of financial support ever for Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living at $6.2 billion including $3.89 billion for front-line care provided by the regional health authorities;
  • investing an additional $14 million for the Home Cancer Drug Program;
  • reducing ambulance fees to $340 from $425;
  • creating 60 full-time paramedic positions in communities across Manitoba;
  • increasing funding for renal dialysis by $7.7 million to expand access to care for people with end-stage kidney disease;
  • enhancing the Manitoba Newborn Screening Program with an increased investment of $421,000 to Cadham Provincial Laboratory; and
  • spending more than $10.4 million on nine projects including:
    • Selkirk Hospital,
    • Holy Family Personal Care Home,
    • Flin Flon ER redevelopment,
    • Brandon Hospital bed expansion,
    • Diagnostic Imaging Building at Health Sciences Centre,
    • Ste. Rose du Lac Primary Health Care Centre,
    • Women's Hospital,
    • Dauphin Emergency Department redevelopment, and
    • a primary care information system.