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CDMR – Bad for Nurses, Bad for Patients

3 Mar

Last Thursday night, I had a Facebook Rant that went a little something like this:

“Thankfully I have the pleasure of living with a nursing student and have been rather informed on the issue of Vancouver Island Health Authority changing the current patient care model on Vancouver Island. Tonight I heard first hand the horror stories from nurses in Nanaimo about how it is affecting the work place and who it is hurting – Do yourself a favour and get informed on the issue, the changes they are making are BAD for nurses and BAD for patients. The plan is to roll out this program at VGH and RJH April 23 and this should not happen. For more information about the CDMR check out BCNU’s website.”

It has been a few days since I was able to attend a Town Hall about the Patient Care Delivery Model Redesign organized by Andrew Weaver, MLA and it is still bothering me. Many members of my community have no idea that this bomb is going to be dropped directly in the middle of the their health care system. Nurses can do the best they can to assist in informing the community of what these changes are going to mean, but I do not think that will be enough.

Contact your MLA, show your support for the BCNU by signing their petition and educate others about the issue.


Further to this Andrew Weaver has just released the notes from this weeks Question Period and he called on the Minister of Health, Terry Lake. The dialogue clearly shows that the Minister is in support of Island Health, which may be the scariest piece of information yet.