MLA Gary Holman presented our petition against nursing cuts to the Legislature

The MLA for Saanich North and the Islands, Gary Holman, presented a petition from Mayne and Galiano Island residents in the BC Legislature today. The petition is protesting the cuts to nursing positions made recently by Island Health.

As Mr. Holman stated in the legislature these cuts were implemented without any consultation, they put the health and lives of islanders at risk, and they will not generate cost savings for Island Health. In fact, if this results in more emergency evacuations, it may cost Island Health more to have done this.

Read the article in the Victoria Times-Colonist:
Health groups on Galiano and Mayne islands say they have protested to Island Health and to the Ministry of Health about the nursing cut to no avail. “We cannot understand why Island Health would want to cancel a service that was so important to our island communities and very cost-effective,” said [Galiano Health Care Society President, Michael] Hoebel.
posted March 2015

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