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Take time to vote

HSA members are urged to vote in the provincial election.  The outcome of this election will have a profound effect on your working conditions, the health care and community services you provide, and other public services that your families, friends and communities rely on.
 
Several ways to vote
 
The last 2 days of Advance Voting are May 5 and 6 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (local time).
 

Government response to recommendations to address sonographer shortages

The HSPBA/HEABC Recruitment and Retention Committee last reported that it had 

submitted its Report and Recommendations concerning the sonographer shortage to the Ministry of Health (MoH) and the Public Sector Employers’ Council Secretariat (PSEC), in accordance with the parties’ mandate under the Memorandum of Understanding that created the Committee during the last round of bargaining.

Province proposes new college of diagnostic and therapeutic health professions

On Friday December 9, 2016, the provincial government announced a proposal to establish a new college of diagnostic and therapeutic health professions. Many HSA members would be included in the new college.

Professional associations representing members from several health science professional disciplines have for several years advocated for a regulatory college or colleges to oversee their members’ practice.

Want to help bring change to BC?

HSA REPORT MAGAZINE, DECEMBER 2016

There are a lot of good reasons to get involved in an election campaign.

Many members decide to work on an election campaign because they belong to a political party, or get inspired by the party leader. Lexie Mercier, a health information management professional at the BC Cancer Agency, had a more personal reason.

Something must be done

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HSA REPORT MAGAZINE, DECEMBER 2016

Shortages of health professionals are hurting patient care and the people who deliver it.

HSA is taking action by raising public awareness of how shortages create longer wait times, while mobilizing members to provide key information on where and how the resulting workload issues are happening.

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