Judy Darcy, B.C.â€™s minister of mental health and addictions, at the Lookout Housing and Health Society facility on Powell Street in Vancouver on Thursday. JASON PAYNE/PNG
â€œI am acutely aware we will need more people delivering services across a broad spectrum of occupations â€” mental health counsellors, psychologists, nurses, itâ€™s a wide variety. It takes a team and we are going to have to put them into place.â€Â
I will pour my heart and soul into mental health and addictions
Premier John Horgan has provided his Ministers with Mandate Letters, outlining their responsibilities and goals for their term of office. The following link is the Mandate Letter for Adrian Dix, BC Minister of Health:
Premier John Horgan has provided his Ministers with Mandate Letters, outlining their responsibilities and goals for their term of office. The following link is the Mandate Letter for Judy Darcy, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions.
VICTORIA (NEWS 1130) â€“ The woman who will likely be BCâ€™s next Health Minister is already promising an NDP government will crack down on doctors illegally double-billing patients for services already covered by the medical system.
â€œIt is an issue of government laws and regulations and enforcing them, so I think what weâ€™re hearing about lately is, frankly, the tip of the iceberg,â€ says New Westminister MLA Judy Darcy.
Darcy was the Opposition health critic until yesterdayâ€™s non-confidence vote, and believes the ruling Liberals have ignored this type of abuse while patients wait months for surgery.
â€œWe would ensure we are not just shortening wait lists by expanding access to those necessary surgeries, but we would enforce the regulations.â€
Darcy says long wait lists for surgery are making it easy for private clinics to exploit patients.
Did you know that one in four people who are living with HIV donâ€™t know it. All adults should have a test every four years. If more people know their HIV status and receive early treatment, the spread of the infection in our communities can be stopped.
Testing will be available at the Princeton Health Centre (downstairs in the PGH) on Thursday, July 13th from 1:00 -3:00 pm.
If you prefer to meet elsewhere earlier that day for a private appointment, you can phone Colleen, Health Outreach Nurse, 250-488-3875