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Plans to reduce hospital lab services panned

September 1, 2010

HSA members invited to upcoming events

August 26, 2010
September 6: Labour Day Picnic: A celebration of solidarityJoin HSA, the BC Federation of Labour and friends for a fun and relaxing family day at the annual Labour Day Picnic Monday, September 6, 11 am to 2 pmCentral Park in Burnaby (Kingsway between Boundary and Patterson) -- a 5-minute stroll from adjacent Patterson Skytrain Station

Closures a backward step

August 26, 2010
Parksville, Qualicum Beach & Area Oceanside Star

Closing of microbiology labs is a very bad idea

August 23, 2010
Nanaimo Daily News

Tell your Municipal Council to stop expansion of for-profit clinics

August 19, 2010
BC Health Coalition ACTION ALERT: Next month municipal governments from around the province will gather to address common issues and advance shared concerns at the Union of BC Municipalities AGM.

2010 Run for the Cure: Register today for Team HSA

August 18, 2010
This years annual Run for the Cure, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation's most important fundraiser, is Sunday October 3. HSA has supported the run since 1997, and is one of three regional sponsors of the Run for the Cure. At every step from diagnosis to treatment and recovery, highly trained health science professionals use their expertise to help breast cancer patients. The union urges HSA members and others to join the HSA team to run or walk for the cure October 3.

HSA calls on VGH not to risk lives of vulnerable women

August 18, 2010
For immediate release Despite strong community opposition and media attention, the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority continues to dismantle the outpatient Domestic Violence Program at Vancouver General Hospital. The 18-year-old program is slated to close at the end of this week. HSA President Reid Johnson said the sudden closure of this program puts vulnerable women at risk.

Dont waste time on ideological experiment: HSA to Health Authority

August 18, 2010
For immediate release Reid Johnson, president of Health Sciences Association, today urged the Vancouver Island Health Authority not to waste time conducting experiments in ideology when they could be taking action to reduce MRI wait times immediately.

VIHA humanitarian emergency response: thanking all health care workers

August 16, 2010
The Vancouver Island Health Authority reported Sunday that the last patients from MV Sun Sea have been discharged, and the emergency response centre at Victoria General Hospital has now been closed. The health authority and unions have issued a final joint bulletin thanking all health care workers for their assistance in delivering medical care during this international humanitarian emergency. Read the final joint bulletin here