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BC Health Coalition welcomes B.C. legislation banning payment for blood and plasma collection
Victoria - The BC Health Coalition is commending the B.C. government’s action today to safeguard the public blood and plasma collection system. This morning Health Minister Adrian...
April 26, 2018
Province acts to protect patients from extra billing
The provincial government’s plan to protect patients from extra-billing by practitioners and private clinics is fundamental to restoring quality health care and equitable access to...
April 4, 2018
Increase in MRI access important step in renewal of B.C.’s public health system, says HEU
The B.C. government’s commitment to add 37,000 more magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exams over the next 12 months helps with the ongoing renewal of B.C.’s public health care...
March 27, 2018
Province uses proven public solutions to reduce hip and knee surgery waits, says HEU
The B.C. government will establish five hip and knee replacement centres across the province to significantly reduce surgery waits using evidence-based practices abandoned by the...
March 21, 2018
Action plan needed to protect seniors’ care as Chinese regulator takes charge of B.C.'s biggest nursing home chain
[BURNABY] The Hospital Employees’ Union is urging the B.C. government to implement an action plan to protect seniors’ care, in the wake of last week’s takeover of the province’s...
March 6, 2018
Budget 2018 continues positive shift in B.C.’s priorities for health care and affordability, says HEU
[VICTORIA] The B.C. 2018 budget continues last September’s positive shift in B.C.’s priorities for health care, as part of the province’s commitment to affordability, improved...
February 20, 2018
Burnaby care home lays off 50 care staff
As the province moves to address the shortage of care staff in B.C.’s nursing homes, a Burnaby care facility is firing its workforce today, says the Hospital Employees’ Union....
February 16, 2018
Throne speech – HEU welcomes legislative agenda focused on affordability, stronger public services
Today’s throne speech puts average British Columbians at the centre of an ambitious legislative plan that emphasizes affordability, stronger public services and an economy that...
February 13, 2018
HEU calls for urgent action on staffing crisis in B.C. seniors’ care homes
On the heels of a new report showing that 85 per cent of B.C.’s residential care facilities are not funded to meet government’s own minimum staffing guidelines, the 49,000-member...
January 31, 2018
Seniors Advocate report underscores need to invest in new residential care facilities – HEU
B.C. needs a plan to build more public and non-profit residential care facilities to meet the care needs of the province’s aging population, says the Hospital Employees’ Union. The...
December 14, 2017