On April 23, 2014 Island Health (VIHA) will launch a new Patient Care Model at the Royal Jubilee and Victoria General Hospitals. According to Island Health the model (titled Care Delivery Model Redesign, or CDMR) will address strains on the health care system while increasing the care time a patient receives. According to the BC Nurses Union, it could put patients at risk as highly trained nurses are replaced with significantly less-trained health care aids.
Many constituents have already written Andrew Weaver with their concerns about the patient care model. The purpose of this town hall is to try to bring together the different perspectives so that we can all get informed about this significant change to our health care system.
Panelists include: Dr. Noreen Frisch, Professor and Director of the Uvic School of Nursing; Dr. Paddy Rodney, Director at Large – Association of Registered Nurses of British Columbia and Professor at UBC School of Nursing; Sara Shorten, representative from the Uvic Nursing Student Society; Adriane Gear, South Island Regional Co-chair – British Columbia Nurses Union.
Island Health was invited but declined to participate.
Format: Andrew Weaver will moderate a panel discussion and Q&A
Date: February 27, 2014
Location: Oak Bay Recreation Centre Lounge, 1975 Bee St.