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Send a letter to Island Health

Re: Comox Valley Seniors Village I am writing to request that Island Health assume responsibility for the management and operation of the Comox Valley Seniors Village residential care home, in place of its owner Cedar Tree (Anbang Insurance Group) and its operator Pacific Reach.  Comox Valley Seniors Village is becoming a “poster child of care … Continue reading Send a letter to Island Health

Some recent Island healthcare news stories and opinions…

This review of Patient Care Quality Office complaints underscores the critical importance of patient complaints as feedback and a key indicator of the need for improvements in the province's healthcare system: Comox Valley resident and advocate Liza Schmalcel wrote this recent OpEd as a response to an OpEd by Duncan resident Bryan Senft, concerning … Continue reading Some recent Island healthcare news stories and opinions…

Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Comox Valley Branch

This wonderful group of people invite you to share experiences with like folk by joining their social group on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 10 am in Room A at Comox Recreation Centre. Learn the latest technology and aids for hearing loss. Take the next Speech Reading Level One Course being offered September … Continue reading Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Comox Valley Branch

Recent national reports

Ontario Nurses Association Presentation to Public Inquiry into Long-term Care Homes, September 2018 Advancing Inclusion and Quality of Life for Seniors  House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities Report Canadian Medical Association Report to the Standing Committee National Seniors Strategy: National Institute on … Continue reading Recent national reports


George Le Masurier's decafnation frequently covers healthcare issues in addition to other news stories of importance to residents of the Comox Valley.  To read decafnation and a section dedicated to local healthcare news: Decafnation covered our response to the January 2019 award of the residential care beds under the March 2018 Request for Proposals: