The Save Our Hospital Coalition will be holding its first Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, October 3rd at 7:00 pm at Riverside. The agenda will include a report on the Discussion Paper (available elsewhere on this website), a report on the Kelowna Rural Health Care Research Conference, a financial report, presentation of our Constitution, and election of officers. The public is invited to attend. SOHC annual memberships will be available at the meeting for the price of $2.00 or can be purchased in advance at the Similkameen News Leader office.
The Save Our Hospital Coalition has been awarded a bursary by the Rural Health Services Resource Network to attend the 2012 Research Conference in Kelowna on October 2nd and 3rd. This year’s theme is Shaping Health Services and Policy through Research. The conference is an opportunity for SOHC to be involved in research occurring in the Interior Health region and its rural communities. SOHC Vice President Ed Staples and Secretary Nienke Klaver will be attending the conference where they will be participating in health care research workshops.
Save Our Hospital Coalition has released a discussion paper in order to get feedback from the community, politicians and professionals about the state of local healthcare and what the long term solutions should be put in place for “Developing an Improved and Sustainable Health Care Model for Princeton, B.C.“.
The paper can be downloaded and distributed freely. Feedback is welcomed. The Save Our Hospital Coalition board of directors would like to thank Ed Staples for his time and dedication to this project. SOHC sees this as the natural evolution to our struggle for long-term sustainable health care in Princeton.