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Change for the better

May 31, 2018
HSA REPORT MAGAZINE, JUNE 2018 President's Report, Val Avery HSA members have known for a quite some time what works and what doesn’t when it comes to the delivery of quality health care, and our work in promoting policy recommendations has been grounded in this expertise. We are pleased to see that many of our recommendations are now coming to fruition.

Learning for Life: Kiran Rama, Registered Psychiatric Nurse

May 31, 2018
HSA REPORT MAGAZINE, JUNE 2018 National Nursing Week was celebrated from May 7-13, marking the important contribution nurses make to our health care system. Registered psychiatric nurses work on interdisciplinary teams in a variety of health care settings, including psychiatric units in hospitals, community mental health centres, and on community outreach teams. 

Linda Bessant wins 2018 David Bland Award

May 31, 2018
 HSA REPORT MAGAZINE, JUNE 2018 Linda Bessant of Victoria, B.C. is the recipient of this 2018 David Bland Award.

Bargaining underway for HSA members working in the community health sector across British Columbia

May 30, 2018
A second week of bargaining has wrapped up between the Community Bargaining Association (CBA) and the Health Employers Association of British Columbia (HEABC) in Vancouver. Talks are aimed at achieving a new collective agreement for members in community health.

Community Social Services Bargaining: Second week focuses on non-monetary proposals

May 25, 2018
The Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) met again this week with the Community Social Services Employers’ Association (CSSEA) to resume negotiations and exchange non-monetary proposals. Now in the second week of bargaining, both groups are having meaningful discussions and making progress. See full information bulletin here.

Mental Health Week: HSA members talk about why team-based care is essential

May 9, 2018
In celebration of Mental Health Week taking place May 7-13, HSA has launched a new video that explores why team-based interdisciplinary care is essential to providing quality patient care within the field of mental health and addictions.

Election for Region 8 representative on HSA Board of Directors underway

May 9, 2018
During the coming weeks, HSA members in Region 8 will have an opportunity to elect their representative on HSA's Board of Directors. The position was left vacant at the end of the recent HSA annual convention, as no member was nominated at the original call for nominations. After a second call for nominations in a byelection,  the position closed with two members declaring their candidacy:

HSA raises more than 103,269 products for Tampon Tuesday

April 27, 2018
Periods are a fact of life. Monthly menstruation products are a necessity. And nobody should have to pick between feeding their  family and being able to afford basic hygiene products. Yet far too many people – especially those living in poverty – simply can’t afford them.

Ayers re-elected to HSA Board of Directors

April 19, 2018
HSA members in Region 10 have re-elected Mandi Ayers to serve a two-year term as their representative on the union’s Board of Directors.  The term begins at the conclusion of the union’s annual convention on April 28, 2018. Ayers is a medical laboratory technologist at Bulkley Valley District Hospital in Smithers where she has worked for the past 30 years.  She has been involved in HSA her entire working career.   The other candidate for the board position was Brent Erskine, a PACS administrator.