The Ministry of Health, health authorities, Specialist Services Committee (SSC), and BC Patient Safety and Quality Council are currently exploring the development of a provincial approach to support the sustainability and spread of Enhanced Recovery. During this development period, the SSC has approved a short term Enhanced Recovery Bridge Fund of $221,000 to be used by March 31, 2017 to:
Maintain the Enhanced Recovery infrastructures already in place;
Support the launch of Enhanced Recovery in new sites; and
Help keep momentum going while provincial conversations take place.
Applications are now being accepted on a rolling basis, as long as funds are available. Applicant sites are encouraged to submit one application with all anticipated activity for the fiscal year 2016/17, as funding may not be available for later submissions.
Review and approval of applications will begin on May 23, 2016.