Improving Wait Times for Health Services

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is acting to ensure that people who are suffering from serious health problems don't have to wait longer than necessary for the appropriate diagnosis and treatment.

"Early detection is the key to survival for both breast and cervical cancer and government is committed to improving access to, and promotion of, cancer screening services". 

Increased public education through the Provincial Breast Screening Program and the Provincial Cervical Screening Initiatives Program will aim to improve breast and cervical screening rates as well as increase early detection and treatment of breast and cervical cancers.