We have had enough of the nonchalant attitude to care in Swedish.
Everyone must have the right to top-class care, regardless of location or income. When you get sick you must be able to see a doctor quickly, regardless of where you live or how fat your wallet is. Care must be guaranteed in both our national languages, Swedish and Finnish.
Finland needs a care reform, but one that makes care better, not worse. In the SFP, we put people front and centre. That is why the care reform should start with the patient, not the interests of power politics. What works should be improved. We need highly specialized university hospitals and functional central hospitals. We want to secure the operating conditions for smaller hospitals, such as Porvoo, Raseborg and Jakobstad. Waiting lists will not be cut by creating new authorities but first and foremost by providing health centres with more doctors. The regions’ special characteristics and needs must be considered when care is organized.
Mental health issues are a major new health challenge. That is why promoting mental health should be made a national priority.
We want to
- have you to be able to see a doctor quickly when you get sick, regardless of where you live or how fat your wallet is.
- see more doctors in health centres
- improve the care guarantee by having people receive care faster, without needing to sit on waiting lists
- improve gender equality in care
- secure Swedish-speaking abuse treatment for underage patients
- make promoting mental health a national priority.
- make the threshold for seeking help low by securing the availability and extent of mental health care
- psychiatric care should be delivered in the patient’s own language, in Swedish or Finnish
- see more psychiatric nurses in health centres
- we want enough psychotherapists to be educated in Swedish, too
- keep the closest with emergency service within a reasonable distance of patients
- have Vaasa central hospital offer comprehensive emergency services round the clock
- give smaller hospitals have the right to carry out normal outpatient operations and maintain general emergency services round the clock
- secure the right to care for persons with functional disabilities and for persons with special needs
- give undocumented people the right to healthcare and education
- change abortion legislation to reflect modern practice in a way that keeps a woman’s right to choose in focus