CHARLOTTETOWN -- The P.E.I. government says three new frontline workers should improve services for people dealing with addiction.

Health and Wellness Minister Doug Currie says the positions include an addictions patient navigator, an outreach social worker and a complex case co-ordinator.

He says the additions should ensure more timely access to services and make it easier for people to navigate the system.

The patient navigator will streamline the admission process and make sure people are directed to the right services.

Patients will also be able to get help from a social worker in drafting a case plan that could include education and counselling sessions.

A patient navigator and social worker have already been hired, while the complex case co-ordinator position has been posted.