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Support BC's Nurses

​Nurses on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic are at greater risk of contracting the disease due to the nature of their work. As BC begins to lift COVID-19 restrictions and re-schedule postponed surgeries, the health and safety of our nurses and their patients is paramount.  ​

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Year of the Nurse 2020

Year of the Nurse 2020

For the first time in history, the World Health Organization (WHO) is recognizing the nursin gprofession by marking 2020 as the Year of the Nurse.

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It’s #thatbad

Violence on the job. Working short-staffed. Overcapacity. Every day, nurses in BC are forced to provide safe patient care in impossible situations.

Is it bad? It’s #thatbad.
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Violence. Not Part of the Job.

Violence in BC health care facilities has reached shocking levels, with nurses on the front line. Nurses are now more likely than law enforcement and security workers to have a violent injury claim. On average 26 nurses a month in BC suffer a violent injury at work. REA​D MO​​RE​​​​
 

 
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Care Model Changes

Across BC, health authorities are looking to save money and provide care in​ new ways. A favourite line they use is "right place, right time, right provider". The problem is their definition of "right" is often wrong, as it ignores evidence warning against replacing nurses with... READ M​​​ORE​​


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Hire a Nurse

The fight for safe patient care has been a long one. But thanks to the determination and dedication of nurses around the province, the BC Nurses’ Union succeeded in reaching an agreement that finally compelled employers to follow through on staffing comm​itments. READ M​​​ORE​​​ ​

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Protecting and Improving Medicare

BCNU strongly supports Canada's publicly-funded, publicly-administered and publicly-delivered medicare. Medicare, our public health insurance plan, is the fairest, most efficient way of organizing health care services, with access based on patients' medical need not on income. READ MO​RE

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Updated: 6/8/2020 12:29 PM

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