On June 28, members of SOHC met with Jackie Tegart (MLA, Fraser-Nicola) and Brad Hope (Regional Director, Area H) to discuss Princetonâ€™s health care. Present at the meeting were Ed Staples (VP), Nienke Klaver (Secretary), Ole Juul (Director) and June Hope (supporter).
Executive members gave a report on the present situation of Princetonâ€™s health care, including the following:
- doctor recruitment and retention
- development of a Framework for an improved health care model for Princeton in cooperation with IHA, RDOS, SOHC and healthcare practicioners
- research on seniorâ€™s care to be conducted by Dr. Barbara Pesut in cooperation with Princeton health care professionals
- progress made on the Action Plan developed as a result of the Princeton Community Consultation
There was considerable discussion regarding the upcoming re-negotiation of the Canada Health Accord taking place in late July. SOHC identified several areas of concern and encouraged the provincial government to take a leadership role in the negotiation to provide Canadians with an improved healthcare agreement. Continue reading