Comox Valley Hospital: read the series about flawed planning, low morale
Senior Voices Comox Valley says BC Health Minister’s announcement falls short of addressing the community’s urgent need for long-term care beds; beds should have gone to Glacier View Lodge
Golden Life Management Corporation and Providence Residential Care Community society will share the Comox Valley’s 151 long-awaited additional residential care beds.
Providence Health Care has acquired The Views at St. Joe’s and formed a new independent entity devoted solely to seniors care. It accelerates movement toward St. Joe’s vision of a dementia village
Lorraine Hudelson wasn’t choosing to die … She was dying anyway. What she chose was when, where and how to die.
Photo by George Le Masurier BY GEORGE LE MASURIER s a strike by care workers at two Comox Valley assisted living facilities enters its sixth day, many people are wondering what happened to the 151 additional long-term care beds promised by Island...
The one-year-old Comox Valley and Campbell River hospitals have been plagued with problems caused by overcapacity; too many patients for the size of the hospitals. Island Health’s efforts haven’t yet solved the problem.
Vancouver Island health care professionals say a serious virus will hit the Comox Valley in a few weeks that will threaten the lives of those most vulnerable. Fortunately, they have a vaccine.
St. Joseph’s has transformed the third floor of its former acute care hospital into a temporary but attractive long-term care facility, until Island Health can build a promised 150 new beds in the Comox Valley. The announcement of contracts on the new beds has been delayed
The former St. Joseph’s Hospital is being called back into action. Some patients in acute care beds at the Comox Valley Hospital, who are waiting for residential care beds, will move to St. Joseph’s to alleviate the new facility’s chronic overcapacity
Caring for her husband who suffers with dementia, Comox resident Delores Broten struggles with a hard decision. He’s falling now, but should she approve strapping him into a wheelchair? It seems inhumane, and she’s reaching out for help.
The key to maintaining the public’s confidence in its government departments and agencies, is the concept of public accountability. The gap between the serious nature of the issues presented by community representatives and the response provided by Island Health is staggering. Island Health acknowledges its accountability but does it, in fact, hold itself accountable?
In presentations to the Island Health board of directors, three Comox Valley seniors advocacy groups criticized the recent residential care bed RFP, said Island Health doesn’t provide us with an equitable share of resources and exposed mistreatment of seniors and a new hospital that isn’t clean