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Progress Report: BC catching up on surgical backlog, yet still lacks a long-term vision for surgical system improvements

Last June, BC Health Coalition members sent a clear message to Health Minister Dix and Premier Horgan: we want public solutions to B.C.’s surgical backlog. In response to the province’s Surgical Renewal Plan, 2966 of you joined us in a letter-writing campaign. Together we called for scaled up public investments in evidence-based system improvements that reduce wait times and build the capacity of our health care system now and for the future. …Read More

Press Release: Health Coalitions Call for Increased Federal Health Care Funding and Accountability

Today, Canada’s premiers are meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to request an increase to federal funding for health care. Health coalitions from across the country support the call for a long-term increase to the Canada Health Transfer (CHT). This funding must be accompanied by a robust accountability framework to ensure that provinces and territories invest this money in public health care and uphold the Canada Health Act.…Read More

WE WON! Public Healthcare on Trial

We’re still pinching ourselves, but it’s true. Yesterday, BC Supreme Court Justice Steeves dealt a strong blow to the efforts of Dr. Brian Day to undermine our publicly-funded health care system. They took public health care to court. We stood up to defend it. And we won.Read More

New chapter in Brian Day trial: court to hear from defendants and patient intervenors in support of public health care

Counsel for Attorney General of Canada opens with argument that striking down public health care law would “turn back the clock” on health care in Canada, lead to major health inequality April 16, 2019 (Vancouver) For the first time since the trial began in 2016, the BC Supreme Court will hear from defendants and intervenors in the constitutional challenge to Canadian public health care launched by private, for-profit clinic CEO Brian Day.…Read More

Provincial government buys two Fraser Valley MRI clinics

Health Minister Adrian Dix said the purchase will boost Fraser Health's MRI capacities and reduce wait times for patients. CHERYL CHAN September 25, 2018 The B.C. government is buying two privately owned MRI clinics in the Fraser Valley in a bid to expand capacity and reduce waiting times in the public system. On Monday, Health Minister Adrian Dix announced Fraser Health will purchase Surrey MRI and Fraser Valley MRI Clinic in Abbotsford effective Oct. 1.…Read More

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