Care providers to petition health board to reconsider moving seniors

News release

Victoria Chinatown Care Centre residents told they must relocate

Care providers from the Victoria Chinatown Care Centre will appeal to the board of the Capital Health Region to reconsider options that would allow five residents recently reassessed as needing extended care to remain at the intermediate care centre.

"Moving is stressful, particularly on frail seniors," says HEU assistant secretary-business manager Zorica Bosancic. "A move can cause deterioration of health, depression and even death.

"We would like the reassurance of the region and the Victoria Chinatown Care Society that they will thoroughly explore all possibilities to keep these residents at the centre rather than move them to unfamiliar facilities that are very different from VCCC.”

The HEU members will be at the Capital Health Region’s Board meeting at:

7:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 5 Woodward Room (1st floor) Begbie Hall, Royal Jubilee Hospital 2101 Richmond Avenue Victoria