"The key rationale underlying the Board’s dismissal of BCNU’s certification application was not punitive in nature but was based on the objectives of deterrence and the protection of the public.” — The Honourable Madam Justice Morellato, Supreme Court of BC
"Buildings and equipment don't treat patients. Health professionals treat patients." — Val Avery, HSABC President
“New buildings and machines don’t actually treat patients. Health professionals treat patients, and there is a dire shortage of them because their pay has not been competitive for many years." — Val Avery, HSABC President
"We know that patients are waiting months for necessary diagnostic testing, and as long as they don’t get a diagnosis that leads to treatment, their physical condition will continue to deteriorate. It is a short-sighted approach to health care." — Val Avery. HSABC President
"This will improve patient care and provide consistency, transparency, and accountability in the delivery of emergency medical care.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
"The same survey showed that 62 per cent of members work up to 4 hours of unpaid overtime in a week, and 76 per cent of members are concerned that workload is negatively impacting patients." — Val Avery, HSABC President
The public needs to know more about who health professionals are, and the important work they do.
Activists train to be part of the next provincial election.
"HSABC/NUPGE will be asking members to start tracking their workload concerns as part of a coordinated effort to identify how shortages are impacting patient care and where action needs to be taken." — Val Avery, HSABC President
The agreement provides improvements in sick leave, family illness, vacation access and uniform policy.