The Year in Review (2012-13)


October 3
first SOHC AGM held at Riverside

October 15
Princeton ER Sustainability Steering Committee – SOHC is represented for the first time on this committee

October 20
SOHC Executive strategic planning session held – Robin Thomas, facilitator

SOHC becomes member of the BC Health Coalition and is invited to sit on their Elections 2013 work group

November 14
Ed Staples makes presentation on health care at Alex Atamanenko public forum – Legion Hall Continue reading


Support Our Health Care (SOHC) held its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, October 23 at Riverside Community Centre. The meeting was chaired by President Spencer Coyne. Printed copies of the agenda, minutes of the last AGM, and the Year in Review were distributed to members present and all were adopted. A financial report was presented by the President and was approved by the membership. The election of new officers was carried out by Don McIntosh. The new Board of Directors for the 2013-14 fiscal year are as follows:

President – Ed Staples
Vice President – Spencer Coyne
Secretary – Nienke Klaver
Treasurer – June Hope
Director – Judy Short
Director – Ole Juul

Following the formal part of the meeting, President Ed Staples outlined the four priorities that SOHC will be working on in the coming year. The first is continued membership in the Princeton Health Care Steering Committee and the implementation of the Health Care Action Framework. Secondly, the research project on chronic illness and end of life care in Princeton conducted by Dr. Barb Pesut and her team of researchers from UBC. Thirdly, involvement in the campaign to inform citizens about the threat to Public Health Care as a result of a challenge to the Canada Health Act by Dr. Brian Day and the Cambie Clinic in Vancouver. And finally, working with provincial and federal organizations to get the federal government to negotiate a new Canada Health Accord with the provinces.

Health Care Transportation Survey

Health Care Transportation Survey

The Princeton Health Care Steering Committee is conducting a survey to determine transportation use for people needing to get to medical appointments. The collected data will be used to look at possible improvements to our present transportation system. The survey only takes about a minute to complete and is available at the following locations:

Princeton Town Office
Princeton Library
Princeton Medical Centre
Cascade Clinic
Community Services
Seniors Centre
Skills Centre
News Leader office
Spotlight office

You can also complete the survey by downloading, printing, and then returning it to one of the above locations. pdf Transportation Survey

At the present time, anyone needing assistance with transportation can call Community Services at 250-295-6666.

Celebration Event

On October 10th, the newly formed Princeton Health Care Steering Committee will be hosting a├é┬ácelebration in recognition of recent health care developments in our community. The theme of the celebration is “Honouring the past, presenting the future.” We will be recognizing the work that has been done by our community’s health care professionals and introducing the three new doctors that have joined Princeton’s Cascade Medical Clinic. At the same time we will be honouring Dr.John Adams who has recently retired after serving Princeton and Area for over 30 years.
The event will be held at the Riverside Community Centre, from 5 – 7 pm. Refreshments and cake will be served. We hope to see you there.pdf Invitation to Oct 10 Celebration