Inadequate staffing puts patients at risk. BC needs to hire, educate and retain enough nurses to provide safe, quality patient care everywhere.
BC urgently needs to adopt a culture of safety that ensures violence-free health care workplaces, with properly trained security (24/7) that’s hands-on when needed.
Vulnerable seniors deserve safe, quality care that enables them to age with dignity while living at home. And, they all deserve residential care staffed to provide a minimum of 3.36 hours of direct care daily, which 90% of care homes today do not.
MSP premiums have doubled in just 15 years, placing a huge burden on many BC families. Replacing this regressive health tax with funding from general revenues would make care more affordable and accessible.
Health care services for the one-in-five struggling with mental health issues are scarce to non-existent, ultimately consigning many to jail or life on the street. Expanded, accessible mental health care should be a top priority.
Over 163,000 BC children live in impoverished conditions (2016). Action is needed to raise the minimum wage, provide affordable housing and childcare, and improve income and social supports for vulnerable citizens.
Heroic efforts by first responders and frontline nurses have saved thousands from overdoses.
But BC still needs:
We're calling on the next provincial government to:
Authorized by the BC Nurses' Union, registered sponsor under the Election Act, 604-433-2268
Voting hours are from 8am - 8pm
Advance polls open on April 29 - 30 and from May 3 - 6
BC Green Party
BC Liberal Party
BC New Democratic Party
If you are NOT receiving updates, news, and events emailed to you, log in to the BCNU Member Portal and update your information.