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: https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/9500-patient-complaints-lodged-with-b-c-health-authorities-over-treatment-quality 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…

Ontario for-profit care homes

An Assembly Line of Care - Care workers in Ontario long term care homes - 32 minutes per shift doing paperwork https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/london/study-psws-ontario-long-term-care-homes-1.5355808 CTV W5 feature on a threatened class action lawsuit November 2, 2019. Also includes other sources on for-profit residential care

Port Alice Health Centre

The latest chapter on the Island Health changes being implemented for Port Alice from the community's perspective: https://www.bclocalnews.com/news/services-at-the-port-alice-health-centre-get-clarification-from-island-health-sort-of/ A recent editorial on the Port Alice Health Centre This is a long read from the Port Alice News and Views, Facebook, January 27, 2018 DOn February 21, 2015, the Neucel Mill in Port Alice went into … Continue reading Port Alice Health Centre