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Consolidation plan takes aim at 10 per cent budget cut: HSA calls urgent meetings for diagnostic imaging staff - updated May 19

MEETING DATES ADDED

Facility  Date  Time  Location
Peach Arch Hospital  Wednesday May 5  8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.  Diagnostic Imaging Department Conference Room
Peach Arch Hospital  Wednesday May 5  11:30 - 1:30 p.m.  Committee room near the cafeteria
Surrey Memorial Hospital  Wednesday May 5

 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
and
4 - 5 p.m.

 Conference room in the Medical Imaging Department
BC Cancer Agency- Vancouver  Wednesday May 5  11:30 - 1 p.m. 600 West 10th Ave. - Jambour Room
Ridge Meadows Hospital  Wednesday May 5  3 - 5 p.m.  Main Department, Medical Imaging
Lions Gate Hospital  Thursday May 6  11:30 - 1:30 p.m. Auditorium
Vancouver General Hospital  Thursday May 6  11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Diamond Lecture Theatre
Delta Hospital  Friday May 7  9 - 10 a.m.  Administration Boardroom
Eagle Ridge Hospital  Friday May 7  11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.  Parklane Room
Abbotsford Regional Hospital   Monday May 10

 5:30 - 8 p.m.

Abbotsford Ramada Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre, 36035 North Parallel Road, Abbotsford
Langley Memorial Hospital  Monday May 10  5:30 - 8 p.m. Abbotsford Ramada Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre, 36035 North Parallel Road, Abbotsford
Mission Memorial Hospital  Monday May 10  5:30 - 8 p.m. Abbotsford Ramada Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre, 36035 North Parallel Road, Abbotsford
Fraser Canyon Hospital  Monday May 10  5:30 - 8 p.m. Abbotsford Ramada Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre, 36035 North Parallel Road, Abbotsford
Chilliwack General Hospital  Monday May 10  5:30 - 8 p.m. Abbotsford Ramada Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre, 36035 North Parallel Road, Abbotsford
UBC Hospital  Tuesday May 11  11:30 - 1 p.m.  Koerner Lecture Theatre
Mount St. Joseph Hospital  Wednesday May 12  11:30 - 1 p.m.  St. Germaine Roy Conference Room
Royal Columbian Hospital  Thursday May 13  11:30 - 1:00 p.m. Lecture Room 1
St. Paul's Hospital

 Thursday May 13

 11:30 - 1 p.m. Hurlburt Auditorium in the PRovidence Building (2nd Floor) between radiology and the lab
Richmond Hospital  Tuesday, May 18  11:30 - 1:30 p.m.   Auditorium
Burnaby Hospital  Wednesday, May 19 12 noon - 2:30 p.m.  Lecture Room A
Children's and Women's Health Centre of BC Thursday, May 20  11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

 

"* NOTE CHANGE""

 Radiology Library in Radiology at Children's Hospital, Room # 1L70

 

RW Large  Thursday, May 20  7 - 9 p.m.  Conference call - details - please email lmar@hsabc.org to register
Bella Coola  Thursday, May 20  7 - 9 p.m.  Conference call - details - please email lmar@hsabc.org to register
Powell River  Thursday, May 20  7 - 9 p.m.  Conference call - details - please email lmar@hsabc.org to register
St. Mary's Sechelt  Thursday, May 20  7 - 9 p.m.  Conference call - details - please email lmar@hsabc.org to register
Squamish  Thursday, May 20  7 - 9 p.m.  Conference call - details - please email lmar@hsabc.org to register
Pemberton  Thursday, May 20  7 - 9 p.m.  Conference call - details - please email lmar@hsabc.org to register
Fraser Canyon Hospital  Thursday, May 20  7 - 9 p.m.  Conference call - details - please email lmar@hsabc.org to register

HSA members working throughout the Lower Mainland received notice yesterday of a region-wide plan to consolidate diagnostic imaging services in the Lower Mainland.

In a memo circulated to staff in the Vancouver Coastal Health, Fraser Health, Provincial Health Services authorities, and Providence Health Care, Mike Nader, Executive Director of Medical Imaging, said the consolidation project is aimed at reducing the diagnostic imaging budget by 10 per cent.

-HSA is very concerned that the consolidation plan will result in reduction of services when waiting lists for diagnostic tests are already a severe bottleneck in the health care system," said HSA Executive Director of Labour Relations Maureen Headley.

HSA has struck a committee of stewards and staff to review the consolidation plan, and will be holding meetings with HSA members in the next two weeks to investigate the implications of the plan, including examining impacts on services and jobs.

Please check the HSA website at www.hsabc.org regularly for notice of these important meetings about how the consolidation plan may affect the jobs of HSA members working in diagnostic imaging.

 

 

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