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The new Sask. budget delivers the largest-ever increase in healthcare funding with the Ministry of Health budget at $7.59 billion— an increase of $726.4 million, or 10.6 per cent, over the previous year.

The Saskatchewan Health Authority will receive a $248.3 million, or 5.6 per cent, increase for a total highest-ever budget of $4.68 billion.

“This year’s Health budget sets a high benchmark for delivering improved patient care to residents within communities across the province,” Health Minister Everett Hindley said in a release.

“Connecting residents to primary care through support for our physicians and health care professionals is a priority of this budget. We are investing in women’s health, life-saving cancer care advancements, and increasing access to primary care. “Our government is supporting physicians in their practices with enhanced compensation and supporting nurse practitioners and other allied health professionals to work to their full scope of practice and skillsets, ensuring …

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