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News from the Government of Manitoba

Welcome to the Long Term and Continuing Care Association of Manitoba (LTCAM) Provincial News Page. As a nonprofit organization dedicated to the well-being and advocacy of seniors in Manitoba, we believe in keeping the community informed about matters that impact our elderly population. Hence, we regularly post Manitoba provincial press releases that pertain to seniors. By sharing this valuable information, we aim to raise awareness, foster dialogue, and empower individuals and families to make informed decisions about long-term and continuing care for their loved ones. At LTCAM, we are committed to promoting a better quality of life for seniors and ensuring their voices are heard. Stay updated with the latest press releases to stay informed about the issues that affect seniors in Manitoba.

Manitoba Government Press Release Affecting Seniors

Manitoba's Plan to Lower Costs, Rebuild Health Care and Restore a Path to Balance Passes

April 9, 2024

The 2024 Manitoba budget, titled "One Future. One People. One Manitoba," has been passed in the legislature. This budget is focused on rebuilding the healthcare system, reducing costs for families, and creating a plan to achieve fiscal balance. Key highlights include the hiring of 1,000 new healthcare workers, significant investments in health care, including the addition of medical professionals and facilities, and financial relief measures like the $1,500 Homeowners Affordability Tax Credit, extended gas tax holiday, and increased tax credits for renters and seniors. It aims to make smart investments while responsibly managing public funds

Budget 2024 Adds 50 New Beds to Health Sciences Centre to Reduce Wait Times

April 8, 2024

Budget 2024 in Manitoba is introducing 50 new beds at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg, aimed at reducing wait times in emergency departments and expanding inpatient capacity. This initiative includes 35 medicine beds, 10 psychiatric, and 5 surgical beds, part of an effort to address overcrowding and improve patient care. The budget has allocated over $65 million for this purpose and is part of a broader commitment to rebuild healthcare in the province by adding acute care beds and increasing staffing.

Portage Place to be Redeveloped to bring More Health Care, Housing Downtown

April 5, 2024

The Manitoba government, in collaboration with True North Real Estate Development and the Southern Chiefs’ Organization, plans to redevelop Portage Place, introducing a Health-Care Centre of Excellence and a multi-family housing tower. This development will enhance downtown Winnipeg, incorporating healthcare services like a primary-care clinic and mental health support, along with affordable housing. The project aims to revitalize the area while improving accessibility to healthcare services and living options. Construction is set to begin in 2025, with completion targeted for 2026 and 2028 for different phases of the project.

Financial Institutions Say Manitoba Budget Presents Credible Path to a Balanced Budget and Provides Real Relief

April 4, 2024

Manitoba's 2024 budget has received positive feedback from financial institutions for its realistic approach to reducing the deficit and focusing on essential areas like healthcare and education. Finance Minister Adrien Sala highlighted that the budget halves the existing $2-billion deficit, reduces inflation, and eases cost-of-living pressures. Experts from Scotiabank, Laurentian Bank, and CIBC Capital Markets acknowledge the budget's balanced measures and pragmatic growth assumptions, viewing it as a credible step towards fiscal balance while addressing affordability concerns for Manitobans.

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