Medicare

March 13, 2017

"We are pleased to see acknowledgement of many of these issues and a timeline to address funding and staffing, quality of care, and accountability in the sector.” —  Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

March 1, 2017

"Buildings and equipment don't treat patients. Health professionals treat patients." — Val Avery, HSABC President

February 17, 2017

"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

February 6, 2017

"It would be expected that Vancouver’s municipal government, which formally recognizes the scope of the crisis, would put more effort into harm reduction in what is already the most heavily policed neighbourhood in British Columbia.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

January 27, 2017

"This government wasted $825,000 looking into privatizing our registries before realizing it was a bad idea. A previous Liberal government wasted millions privatizing our schools." — NSGEU acting President Sandra Mullen

January 12, 2017

“SGEU/NUPGE is committed to working with the provincial government to ensure that the high quality services currently provided by our members aren’t disrupted during the restructuring of the health care system." — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President

January 11, 2017

“You can’t cut thousands of acute care beds out of hospitals over two decades and expect the health care system to function properly." — Sara Labelle, Chair of OPSEU’s Hospital Professionals Division

December 16, 2016

The report's finding are "particularly alarming considering that in Canada, seniors make up the fastest-growing age demographic.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

December 13, 2016

“Our members have been saying for years that cuts in funding have forced them to do the same work in less time. They are now expected to care for more patients than ever before, in the same work day.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

December 9, 2016

"Our members remember what happened when health care funding was cut in 1995 during a previous Liberal reign. In many ways, we are still recovering from it. Now would be a good time for the Prime Minister, as well as the Premiers, to listen to the voices of front-line health care professionals." —  Larry Brown, NUPGE President