Cindy E. Harnett

Long-term care survey finds little has changed for the better, says seniors advocate

The survey of about 11,000 long-term-care residents and 8,000 visitors — which follows a similar survey six years ago — found there continues to be insufficient staff to help residents with bathing...

Victoria clinic told to stop providing private-pay option for MRIs

The Medical Services Commission has requested that all community imaging clinics approved to bill MSP for outpatient diagnostic services cease charging for medically necessary MRIs

COVID and flu shots to be offered starting Oct. 10; masking in hospitals returns next week

Starting Tuesday, medical masks will be required for all staff, visitors, contractors and volunteers in all health-care settings

Physician assistants could soon be licensed to work in B.C.

Assistants, who work under the supervision of doctors, are already licensed to practice in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Manitoba and Alberta

MLA Adam Walker returning to NDP is unlikely, say political observers

'I think a lot depends on what we learn in terms of what actually happened here but this doesn’t help anyone’s re-election at all.'

From waitlist to vacant seats in B.C. nursing program

The college suspects a number of factors are at play, with some applicants from outside south Vancouver Island citing the challenge of finding affordable — or any — accommodation

B.C. expects to offer COVID and flu shots beginning in October

Health Canada approval of the new COVID vaccine might come as early as this week

‘I’m amazed I’m still here’: Victoria-made immunotherapy gives man new life

Noel Schacter credits B.C. Cancer’s Deeley Research Centre in Victoria for giving him the past three years of life

Vancouver Island University didn't do enough to protect personal data, audit finds

Vancouver Island University board failed in oversight of cybersecurity risk, says B.C. auditor general Michael Pickup

Former NDP cabinet minister joins BC United

Harry Lali says he now believes the best interests of the province, especially resource-dependent, rural communities, would be served by a BC United government