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Employers issue notice of consolidation that will affect jobs in health records administration

January 12, 2011
The four health authorities operating in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley ... Fraser Health Authority, Providence Health Care, Provincial Health Services Authority, and Vancouver Coastal Health Authority ... announced this week plans for consolidating and restructuring health records administration. The employer issued Section 54 notice to HSA. The notice is a requirement of the BC Labour Code if an employer intends to make changes that affect the terms, conditions, or security of employment of a number of employees.

THE FUTURE OF MEDICARE - A vision for a renewed public health care system

January 6, 2011
Join Libby Davies, MP and Don Davies, MP, for an important discussion. Thursday, January 20th:  7pm to 9pmMount Pleasant Neighbourhood House800 East Broadway @ Prince Albert, 1 block east of Fraser With special guest panelists: • Megan Leslie and Adrian Dix, Federal NDP and BC NDP Health Critics• Rachel Tutte, Co-Chair of the BC Health Coalition• Sylvia MacLeay, President of the Council of Senior Citizens of BC• Guest speaker from Canadian Doctors for Medicar

Nominations open for David Bland Memorial Award

January 5, 2011
Six years ago, in 2005, David Bland, a vocational rehabilitation counsellor and HSA member from Richmond Mental Health, was murdered at his workplace by a former client.  His tragic death served as a sombre reminder that more needs to be done to prevent incidents of violence in the workplace and to protect health care ands social services workers on the job.