Results for "Primary Care Networks"

Results for "Primary Care Networks"

Column: Invest wisely in primary health care

It’s no secret our family doctors are stressed and stretched thin. On the Saanich Peninsula, nearly a third of us do not have a family doctor. Unfortunately, the problem goes much deeper. In the next few years many of the doctors practicing in our communities will retire. There is a crisis in primary health care.I see the people lining the...

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Column: Health care in Saanich North and the Islands

Since my election last May, many of our meetings in the constituency office have been about health and well being. Several important issues have been raised from people and organizations delivering health services in our riding as well as from people who wanted to share their personal experiences with our health system. We quickly realized we...

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Who the health cares? We all do!

In the months following the election I have had many meetings about health and wellbeing. We have met with both health service providers and citizens. With so much of the provincial budget dedicated to healthcare, it is important the system is working effectively and that waste is minimal. So, in January we have focussed our community outreach...

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Budget 2021: BC NDP tinkering on the edges

In her budget speech Finance Minister Selina Robinson told British Columbians that her fiscal plan is proof that the BC NDP "has our backs." "Making life more affordable" is an oft-used BC NDP refrain in their throne speeches, budgets and question period responses. Budget 2021 is the BC NDP's first budget with their...

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Budget Estimates 2020: Health

In this round of budget estimates I had a brief opportunity to inquire with the Minister of Health, Hon. Adrian Dix, about an on-going healthcare challenge on the Saanich Peninsula and across the province - a lack of access to primary care or as many know it, a shortage of family doctors. Since the 2017 election the provincial government has been...

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What about the family doctor crisis?

Since my election as the MLA in May 2017, I have had many meetings in my office and hundreds more emails, from constituents who do not have a family doctor. The lack of access to primary care is not just in Saanich North and the Islands but in ridings all across British Columbia. This long-standing issue was even the...

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