The Hospital Employees' Union (HEU) is calling on B.C.’s Minister of Health and the Fraser Health Authority to stop the mass staff layoffs at two long-term care homes in Coquitlam.
Hospital Employees' Union
The province’s seniors’ care crisis is 16 years in the making. But now, all three of BC’s political parties are committed to improving staffing levels for better seniors’ care.
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 services.
The B.C. Ministry of Health announced today it will make prescription medicines more affordable for low-income, working families, by reducing or eliminating PharmaCare deductibles.
HEU continues to support the work of community organizations like Positive Living Society of British Columbia and the Stephen Lewis Foundation, who advocate for those living with HIV globally.
B.C.’s Seniors Advocate is calling for higher staffing levels in residential care facilities after releasing the results of a ground-breaking survey of care home residents and their families.
Better access to home support hours would alleviate increasing levels of stress among family caregivers, according to a new report from the BC Seniors Advocate, Isobel Mackenzie.
Four out of five care homes in B.C. don’t receive enough funding to meet the government’s minimum staffing guidelines. Join the HEU's Care Can't Wait campaign.
The Supreme Court has ruled that the B.C. government violated the constitutional right of teachers to negotiate class size and composition.
Extra-billing in Ontario, private MRIs in Saskatchewan and user-fees in Quebec are all violations of the Canada Health Act. And more violations are on the horizon.