Closure of Kelowna’s Crossroads Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centre would leave Okanagan residents without any substance abuse treatment services outside of a hospital setting.
Two important events may shape the future of Medicare: the expiration of the Health Accord in 2014 and the federal election in 2015.
In response, Unions representing health science professionals issue 72 hours strike notice. But no job action is being planned at this time.
College of Licensed Practical Nurses verifies that there has been a significant increase in the responsibilities of LPNs in their professional role within province's health care system.
“When you take away those dollars in the name of austerity and deficit-busting, a child and their family are negatively impacted. Is this the sort of legacy our government has chosen to adopt?” - OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas.
Harper government giving into European drug patent demands during free trade negotiations. Move could raise drug prices in Canada by as much as $1 billion.
Those facing mental health issues need more support, not less.
“It is one thing to have the new strategies released in May of this year; it is another for them to be fully implemented and making a difference in people’s lives.” - Joan Jessome, Coalition Co-Chairperson.
NAPE’s concerns regarding the Protective Community Residence in Lewisporte is a prime example of the negative impact that cuts are having on our province’s healthcare system.
Research finds that the EU proposal would likely add an average life of 2.66 years to a typical drug patent increasing Canadian drug costs by between $795 million and $1.95 billion annually.