Monthly Archives: April 2013

May 1 Forum

April 30, 2013
For people who are going to the May 1 Forum  at the Legion, and want to ask the politicians some healthcare questions, or questions about public dollars going to private healthcare clinics,  please visit the following website.
http://www.bchealthcoalition.ca/content/view/52/112/

John Kidder (Green Party) Answers Health Care Questions

April 22, 2013

John Kidder (Green Party) provided the following answers to our Health Care Questions:

1. Over the past ten years, rural B.C. communities have experienced a gradual erosion of health services and reduced accessibility to timely health care. Acute doctor shortages, scheduled closures of emergency departments, increased waitlist times, cutbacks in community nursing services, and difficulties with transportation to specialized services in regional centres are indicative of a health care system unable to meet the needs of rural patients. Read more »

Jackie Tegart (Liberal Party) Answers Health Care Questions

April 3, 2013

Jackie Tegart (BC Liberal Party) provided the following answers to our Health Care Questions:

1. Over the past ten years, rural B.C. communities have experienced a gradual erosion of health services and reduced accessibility to timely health care. Acute doctor shortages, scheduled closures of emergency departments, increased waitlist times, cutbacks in community nursing services, and difficulties with transportation to specialized services in regional centres are indicative of a health care system unable to meet the needs of rural patients.
If you are elected to the legislature in the 2013 provincial elections, what will you and your party do to reverse this trend and improve accessibility for rural residents?

Thank you for the opportunity to share some thoughts and work done by the BC Liberals. 
As a Council member for the Village of Ashcroft, I certainly have first hand knowledge of the challenges regarding health services faced by small, rural communities. I hope I will have Read more »

Michael Beauclair (Conservative Party) Answers Health Care Questions

April 3, 2013

The following answers to our Health Care Questions were received from Michael Beauclair (BC Conservative Party):

1. Over the past ten years, rural B.C. communities have experienced a gradual erosion of health services and reduced accessibility to timely health care. Acute doctor shortages, scheduled closures of emergency departments, increased waitlist times, cutbacks in community nursing services, and difficulties with transportation to specialized services in regional centres are indicative of a health care system unable to meet the needs of rural patients.
If you are elected to the legislature in the 2013 provincial elections, what will you and your party do to reverse this trend and improve accessibility for rural residents?

BCCP Policy
5.4.5. Studying other health care systems world wide to look for ways to improve our own, including ways to reduce increasing wait times. 

One the questions that I ask as a tax-payer is what do Hospital Trustees and Administration do? Interior Health has become a monolithic entity that non-efficient and ” Top Read more »

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SOHC Discussion Paper

Developing an Improved and Sustainable Health Care Model for Princeton, B.C
Support Our Health Care 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.
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