Media Alert - Canadian health leaders summit: Speech by the Honourable Minister Rona Ambrose, Health Minister - Release of HealthCareCAN 'Worry Report' & Palliative Care in Crisis

CHARLOTTETOWN, June 15, 2015 /CNW/ - More than 700 hospital and health policy experts will tackle some of the most pressing challenges facing Canadian healthcare organizations.


HealthCareCAN and the Canadian College of Health Leaders are co-presenting The National Health Leadership Conference. Participants will discuss ways to halt Canada's drop in world healthcare rankings and get the right healthcare priorities back on the federal agenda.


PEI Convention Centre, Delta Prince Edward, 18 Queen Street,

Charlottetown, PEI



  • The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health will be speaking on the federal government's health and healthcare priorities. Speech at 9:10 a.m. ADT
  • New 'Worry report' reveals Canadians' worried about falling through the cracks Just how worried are Canadians about the existing healthcare system? A national snapshot reveals the extent of the problem. Press release:
  • Woeful palliative care system impacting Canadians' quality of life: New statistics highlight a fragmented approach to palliative care in Canada – robbing Canadians of the right to die with dignity and compassion. Press release:


  • The Great Canadian Healthcare Debate: Healthcare leaders and hospital CEOs will debate and pass motions to serve as a call-to-action for Canadian healthcare policy-makers: 3:15 PM ADT



For further information: Elissa Freeman (Toronto), 416.565-5605; Jennifer Tiller (Ottawa), 613.290.2473; Robyn McIsaac (Atlantic), 902.440.1551


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