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This federal election, let's vote for a universal Pharmacare program

September 23, 2019
President's Report: This federal election, let's vote for a universal Pharmacare programBy HSA President Val Avery  

CSS collective agreements now available

October 9, 2019
The Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) and the Community Social Services Employers’ Association (CSSEA) are pleased to announce that the Community Living Services, General Services and Indigenous Services collective agreements are now available.

HSA Basic Steward/OH&S Training Dates 2020

October 9, 2019
HSA Basic Steward/OH&S Training Dates 2020

Email your MLA: Deliver paid leave for sexual and domestic violence survivors

October 3, 2019
BC is failing workers experiencing domestic and sexual violence. Paid, job-protected leave from work is critical for employees experiencing violence who may need to relocate or seek community services, such as medical attention, legal services, or counselling.

Domestic violence and workplace safety: Why policy change is needed

October 1, 2019
Domestic violence and workplace safety: Why policy change is neededBy Samantha Ponting, HSA Communications When we talk about health and safety in the workplace, domestic violence issues rarely enter the discussion. Yet for someone who has been awake most of the night from duress, their ability to manage workplace risks and hazards can become a serious issue.

HSA President Val Avery: Walk with me in the River Walk for Hospice

September 26, 2019
A message from HSA President Val Avery I would like to invite HSA members to join me in supporting the New West Hospice Society by participating in the River Walk for Hospice, happening Saturday, Oct. 5. The River Walk for Hospice is an opportunity to gather in community, raise money for a good cause, and honour the memory of loved ones.

Award-winning research explores stress management for LTC staff

September 24, 2019
By Anne LeclercHSA member

The effects of for-profit health insurance on public healthcare delivery: Examining the research

September 23, 2019
The effects of for-profit health insurance on public health care delivery: Examining the researchBy Samantha Ponting, HSA Communications

Addressing malnutrition in acute care

September 23, 2019
According to research conducted by the Canadian Malnutrition Taskforce, 25 to 50 per cent of patients admitted to a Canadian hospital are malnourished.  “That’s a significant portion of people who we serve in our hospitals,” said Jaki Thornhill, HSA member, dietitian and professional practice leader at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver.