This includes record investments in healthcare. By 2018, our investments will surpass $19 billion per year.
Investments like new hospitals in Campbell River, Comox, Haida Gwaii, and the new St. Paul’s in Vancouver. Expansions in Surrey, Burnaby, Vernon, Kelowna, and Penticton. Major upgrades in Kamloops, the BC Children’s and Women’s Hospital, Cranbrook, and the redeveloped Royal Columbian Hospital.
Our success is measured in North America’s longest life expectancy, and lowest heart attack rates in Canada. It’s measured in the over 3,800 British Columbians receiving medication for hepatitis C. It’s measured in 500 new addiction beds and more than 7,300 community mental health beds.
We are also a global centre of innovation. A global leader in genomics and personalized medicine, and led by Dr. Julio Montaner, B.C. is a world leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS, with mortality down by 80 per cent.