Posts Tagged ‘ Health Care ’

B.C. health ministry scolded for lack of care in safeguarding patient data

June 27, 2013

B.C. Information and Privacy Commissioner Elizabeth Denham issued a long-awaited report this morning into the high-profile health ministry scandal, finding that on three occasions B.C. patients’ health data was shared with “unauthorized” people. Vancouver Sun – News / Vancouver

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Pete McMartin: Muddying the waters of our right-to-die legislation

June 25, 2013

Last week, we ran the story of Margot Bentley, who, suffering from advanced-stage Alzheimer’s, was receiving end-of-life health care contrary to the wishes she stipulated in a living will. Bentley, who can no longer walk, talk or recognize the members of her family, was being spoon-fed by staff of the Abbotsford care facility where she [...]

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NDP leader says wheelchair fee a sign of impending cuts

June 18, 2013
NDP leader says wheelchair fee a sign of impending cuts

While Health Authorities say a recent policy change has allowed them to suddenly charge wheelchair fees to seniors in care, the leader of the NDP says that is not true. Adrian Dix says the policy for Health Authorities and the language it is written in has not changed at all, going back to 2010. Dix [...]

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Liberal candidate Hogg admits upcoming election “challenging”

May 9, 2013

Five days away from election day and at least one BC Liberal candidate is admitting it will be a tall task for his party to win. Surrey white rock candidate gordon hogg says it is going to be difficult for the liberals to win the election. “It is a challenging election more so than the [...]

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Interactive: Compare B.C. party platforms on 32 election issues

April 27, 2013

When political parties release their platforms, voters are left to hunt through printed material, websites or PDFs to find relevant sections that will allow them to compare ideas, value statements and policy commitments. Our platform comparison tool lets voters make side-by-side assessments of key statements on issues from democratic reform to taxation to health care, [...]

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