On June 28, members of SOHC met with Jackie Tegart (MLA, Fraser-Nicola) and Brad Hope (Regional Director, Area H) to discuss Princeton’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 Princeton’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 senior’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