Our experience tells us that community action is needed to ensure that Comox Valley receives a fair and appropriate level of healthcare resources for our growing and aging community.
We are concerned about seniors quality of life. Our current focus is on seniors healthcare in the areas of hospital services and residential care, home care, respite care, hospice care, and adult day care programs. Unless addressed, we can expect an increasingly significant unmet need for these services. For the foreseeable future, we can expect our hospital to continue to operate at over-capacity as its emergency resources and a large number of its acute care beds are diverted to seniors care due to an ongoing shortage of care beds. This results in higher than necessary costs for seniors care and reduced quality of healthcare for everyone.