Vancouver Hospital workers to march on health authority offices today at 4:00 p.m.

News release

Health care workers from Vancouver Hospital will march to Vancouver Coastal Health Authority CEO Ida Goodreau’s office this afternoon to deliver the message that contracting out important hospital support services to private corporations will compromise patient care and will cost taxpayers more.

The VCHA recently awarded a lucrative, 10-year laundry contract to U.S.-controlled K-Bro Linen Systems despite the company’s short but soiled history in the Fraser Valley. And the health authority is poised to contract out critical hospital cleaning, security and food services to outside companies.

    What: March and rally against contracting out of hospital support services

    When: Today 4:00 p.m. march 4:30 p.m. rally at the VCHA

    Where: March from Willow Park W. 12 and Willow

    Rally at VCHA offices 601 W. Broadway

-30- Margi Blamey, communication officer, 604-456-7094 Jennifer Whiteside, on-site at rally, 604-838-1549 (cell)