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Countdown is on to October 3 Run for the Cure

As BC leaders in the fight to end breast cancer, the Health Sciences Association of BC is an active participant in the annual Run for the Cure, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation's most important fundraising event of the year.

As health sciences professionals, HSA members are the key health professionals breast cancer patients count on for the diagnosis and treatment of, and rehabilitation from breast cancer.

HSA members invited to upcoming events

September 6: Labour Day Picnic: A celebration of solidarity
Join HSA, the BC Federation of Labour and friends for a fun and relaxing family day at the annual Labour Day Picnic

Monday, September 6, 11 am to 2 pm
Central Park in Burnaby (Kingsway between Boundary and Patterson) -- a 5-minute stroll from adjacent Patterson Skytrain Station

2010 Run for the Cure: Register today for Team HSA

This years annual Run for the Cure, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation's most important fundraiser, is Sunday October 3.

HSA has supported the run since 1997, and is one of three regional sponsors of the Run for the Cure. At every step from diagnosis to treatment and recovery, highly trained health science professionals use their expertise to help breast cancer patients.

The union urges HSA members and others to join the HSA team to run or walk for the cure October 3.

HSA calls on VGH not to risk lives of vulnerable women

For immediate release

Despite strong community opposition and media attention, the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority continues to dismantle the outpatient Domestic Violence Program at Vancouver General Hospital. The 18-year-old program is slated to close at the end of this week.

HSA President Reid Johnson said the sudden closure of this program puts vulnerable women at risk.

VIHA humanitarian emergency response: thanking all health care workers

The Vancouver Island Health Authority reported Sunday that the last patients from MV Sun Sea have been discharged, and the emergency response centre at Victoria General Hospital has now been closed.

The health authority and unions have issued a final joint bulletin thanking all health care workers for their assistance in delivering medical care during this international humanitarian emergency.

Read the final joint bulletin here

 

HSA members to assist in VIHA response to migrant ship humanitarian emergency

Over the past few days, VIHA has been working with health care unions to provide information and address concerns in preparation for receiving refugees requiring emergency medical care.

Canadian officials confirmed today that 490 refugees are aboard a vessel approaching the BC coast.

The old emergency department at Victoria General Hospital has been temporarily reopened to provide screening, triage, assessment, and diagnostic care. VIHA has also re-opened 7 North to treat refugees requiring hospital admission.