Comox Valley Hospital: read the series about flawed planning, low morale
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?
Island Health’s plan to centralize clinical pathologist services in Victoria has angered some members of the Comox-Strathcona Regional Hospital Board, destabilized the lab workforce and worries North Island doctors who depend on getting quick results for their patients
Imagine your child on the North Island is deathly sick and needs a diagnosis urgently. Would you rather there was a general pathologist onsite at your hospital to make that diagnosis, or would you wait a day a few days for it to come from Victoria?
If Island Health executives get their way, the new Comox Valley Hospital could lose all of its onsite clinical pathologist services sometime next year, a move that area doctors and elected officials believe will further diminish patient care on the North Island. It’s already happened in Campbell River and wait times for results are getting longer
The Vancouver Island Health Authority plans to eliminate medical laboratory testing at the Comox Valley and Campbell River hospitals next year, but a group of citizens are fighting the change for better patient services
It took a five-month letter-writing campaign, but Island Health announced Sept. 30 that it would take immediate administrative control of the Comox Valley Seniors Village
A new advocacy group, called Seniors Voices Comox Valley, wants to hear the stories of people who have personal experience with health care, including home care, residential care and respite care.
After three residents died as an indirect result of a norovirus outbreak at Comox Valley Seniors Village earlier this year, a group of family members of the facility’s residents demanded an investigation and better oversight of the facility by Island Health