Submissions to BC Select Standing Committee on Health

January 4, 2015


Dr. Bill Cavers, President of Doctors of BC, addresses the Select Standing Committee on Finance during its hearings on Budget 2015

In response to requests from Alex Atamanenko, Boundary Similkameen MP, and Jackie Tegart, Fraser Nicola MLA, SOHC has made a written submission to the BC Select Standing Committee on Health. The Select Committee is gathering information to address the following questions:
1. How can we improve health and health care services in rural British Columbia? In particular, what long-term solutions can address the challenges of recruitment and retention of health care professionals in rural British Columbia?
2. How can we create a cost-effective system of primary and community care built around interdisciplinary teams?
3. What best practices can be implemented to improve end-of-life care?
4. How can we enhance the effectiveness of addiction recovery programs?

To read SOHC’s submission, click on the following link:
pdf Submission to BC Standing Committee on Health – final

Other organizations have also made submissions. The following is from the BC Federation of Community Health Centres:
BCFCHC-Submission-to-BC-Standing-Cttee-on-Health-Dec2014

SOHC will post submissions from other organizations as they become available.

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