Comox Valley Hospital: read the series about flawed planning, low morale
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
George Le Masurier photo By Barbara Biley work for Island Health as a medical transcriptionist at the Comox Valley Hospital.On Jan. 30, all the VIHA medical transcriptionists, in Victoria, Nanaimo, Courtenay and...
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...