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HEU welcomes plan for more seniors’ care staff, calls for greater accountability from care home operators
B.C.’s largest health union says today’s announcement by Health Minister Terry Lake is a “significant step” towards addressing the growing staffing crisis in residential care. “Our...
March 9, 2017
HEU calls for urgent action on staffing crisis in seniors’ care
In the wake of a Seniors Advocate report showing over 90 per cent of the province’s senior care facilities are understaffed, HEU is calling for urgent action to stem the growing cr...
January 25, 2017
HEU calls on provincial and federal governments to reject takeover of B.C. care homes by offshore investors
B.C.’s largest health care union is raising the alarm about the proposed sale of the Retirement Concepts chain of retirement homes to an offshore investor. The 46,000-member Hospit...
November 29, 2016
Stressed health authority budgets leave little room for progress on seniors’ care
Urgent calls to address a growing crisis in seniors’ care have been largely ignored in a provincial budget that will see a continuing erosion in front-line health services, says th...
February 16, 2016
Care aides struggle to support seniors – poll
More than half don’t have time to meet residents’ care needs 83 per cent have been victims of violence or aggression [BURNABY] Nearly three-quarters (73.3 per cent) of B.C.'s care...
October 16, 2014
HEU congratulates B.C.’s first seniors’ advocate
The 43,000-member Hospital Employees’ Union welcomes Health Minister Terry Lake’s appointment of Isobel Mackenzie as B.C.’s seniors’ advocate. HEU secretary-business manager Bonnie...
March 19, 2014
Victoria fails to act on majority of recommendations from Ombudsperson’s report on seniors’ care
The B.C. government has taken action of only six per cent of 176 recommendations to improve seniors’ care made by B.C. Ombudsperson Kim Carter in her landmark report, “The Best of...
November 14, 2013
90 health care workers to be issued pink slips at veterans’ care facility
More than 90 health care workers will lose their jobs to contracting out at George Derby Centre in Burnaby.
October 31, 2012
Improving care for seniors will improve health care for everyone - CCPA-BC report
CCPA-BC news release: The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives in BC has released a new report, Caring for BC’s Aging Population , that continues to recommend concrete steps in...
July 16, 2012
B.C. Budget 2012: Silence on seniors' care, higher MSP premiums for families, and B.C. slides to ninth place in investment in its citizens' health care
B.C.’s largest health care union says today’s provincial budget represents a lost opportunity to make strategic investments in seniors’ care and in the health of its citizens. The...
February 21, 2012