Comox Valley Hospital: read the series about flawed planning, low morale
Because early-onset dementia afflicts people in their 50s, the symptoms are often misunderstood as a normal part of ageing, like needing glasses to read. But the disease progresses quickly, taking its victims in increments and leaving loved ones in a stressful caregiver role
Let’s vaccinate the world against the COVID-19 virus as we did with polio
As seniors struggle with loneliness after nine months of COVID-related restrictions on visitation at most care homes, North Islanders told that Canada needs a National Seniors Strategy
Shirley and Dr. Paul Brown share their story about how the shortage of pathologist services at Campbell River Hospital delayed a cancer diagnosis, causing unnecessary anxiety and altering the medical treatment plan
Dr. Chris Bellamy practiced general pathology at Comox Valley hospitals for 31 years until he felt forced to resign by Island Health’s pressure to eliminate onsite clinical pathologist services on north Vancouver Island
Courtenay-Comox riding candidates share how they would address the reduction of an on-site medical service at the Comox Valley Hospital
A 156-bed Dementia Village for the Comox Valley took another step forward May 25 as Island Health announced a project development agreement with Providence Living for the project.
North Island medical professionals will explain how VIHA’s removal of onsite clinical pathologists’ services in Campbell River — and eventually the Comox Valley? — has affected patient care
As the Vancouver Island Health Authority reduces health care services to north islanders and deflects accountability, the public looks to the Comox Strathcona Regional Hospital District board for advocacy
Should the Comox Strathcona Regional Hospital District board advocate for maintaining or upgrading health care services on the North Island? Some directors aren’t sure. But Discovery Islands Director Jim Abram says it’s a no-brainer
North Island MLA Claire Trevena presented a petition signed by over 2,500 people to the BC Legislature Nov. 20 that calls for the return of onsite clinical pathologists’ services to the Campbell River Hospital and to investigate possible conflicts of interest within Island Health
Should the Comox Strathcona Regional Hospital District advocate for health care services on behalf of its constituents? Or is the district’s role limited to funding 40 percent of selected capital projects?