Dennis King and his Progressive Conservative team release policies to help build a healthier future for Islanders

A New Dennis King Progressive Conservative Government Will: 

  • Immediately replace the Hillsborough Hospital - Effective mental health supports require both community-based and in-patient services. The core of in-patient mental health services are delivered through the aging Hillsborough Hospital. Replacement of Hillsborough Hospital through a new facility will better integrate community and in-patient mental health services for Islanders and will be the number one infrastructure priority of a new Dennis King PC government.

  • Expand community-based cancer treatment in Kings County and West Prince - Improved local access to treatment will help reduce travel, financial and emotional burdens for Islanders living with cancer.
     
  • Create a new Wellness and Activity Tax Credit - An important part of good physical and mental health is directly tied to physical activity. A new $500 Wellness and Activity Tax Credit will help Islanders become more physically active and healthy by helping lower the barriers to good health.


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King releases policies to help build a healthier future for Islanders 
 
Charlottetown - Building a healthier future for Islanders through investments in infrastructure and programs is the focus of the first in a series of health policy proposals released today by PC Leader Dennis King.

“Healthy Islanders and healthy communities are vital to our success as a province. We need to lower the barriers to good health for Islanders and what we are proposing today aims to give Islanders a way to do that,” says King.

King announced the following measures will be implemented by a new Progressive Conservative government:

Replacement of the Hillsborough Hospital - Effective mental health supports require both community-based and in-patient services. The core of in-patient mental health services are delivered through the aging Hillsborough Hospital. Replacement of Hillsborough Hospital through a new facility will better integrate community and in-patient mental health services for Islanders and will be the number one infrastructure priority of a new Dennis King PC government.

Expansion of community-based cancer treatment in Kings County and West Prince - Improved local access to treatment will help reduce travel, financial and emotional burdens for Islanders living with cancer. 

Creation of a new Wellness and Activity Tax Credit - An important part of good physical and mental health is directly tied to physical activity. A new $500 Wellness and Activity Tax Credit will help Islanders become more physically active and healthy by helping lower the barriers to good health.
“We know that there are strong links between good physical health and good mental health and by taking a wider view we can make both better for Islanders,” says King.

King indicated that further details from the party’s platform will be shared in the coming days.