A Canadian Medical Association study shows B.C. patients wait far longer for essential diagnostics than the national average, says Adrian Dix, Opposition Health Critic.
“This is easily fixed. We know the Campbell Liberals cap funding for MRI procedures so there is plenty of unused MRI capacity that sits idle," said Dix. “If we better used that capacity, we could get the wait lists down.”
A non-invasive cardiac procedure that helps patients avoid stroke or invasive cardiac procedures is seriously underfunded by the Campbell Liberals, says Health Critic Adrian Dix.
“This is a simple, non-invasive procedure that literally can give people back their lives,” said Dix.
“We have the equipment and the physicians available. What we don’t have is an investment by the Campbell Liberal’s – it’s unconscionable.”
New Democrat Leader Carole James today called on the Campbell government to commit to eliminating the 90 day MSP waiting period by Christmas for military families returning to British Columbia from overseas.
VICTORIA – The New Democrats are again calling on the Campbell government to reconsider its hospital regionalization plans for North Island following news that a Campbell River doctor is calling the process “blackmail”.
B.C.’s Auditor General should conduct an independent external investigation into allegations of financial wrongdoing involving a former senior bureaucrat in the ministry of health, say New Democrats.
NDP Opposition Health Critic Adrian Dix sent an official request today to B.C.’s Auditor General, asking the office to step in and conduct an audit in the overall public interest.
VANCOUVER—Today’s release of the Conversation on Health consultation documents shows that British Columbians have rejected Premier Gordon Campbell’s vision for private health care, New Democrat Health critic Adrian Dix said today.
Bill To Make Copeman Investigation Results Public Tabled: Public Has A Right To Know Details, Say NDP
New Democrat Health Critic Adrian Dix tabled a Bill in the Legislature today that would force the B.C. Liberals to release a Medical Services Commission audit related to the Copeman Healthcare Clinic.
Yesterday, the Minister of Health announced the for-profit clinic, which charges thousands of dollars a year for health services and for the right to even see a doctor, does not violate the Canada Health Act or the B.C. Medicare Protection Act. The Minister refused to release the details of the decision publicly.
Today’s decision on the Copeman clinic opens the door to further privatization of health care, and New Democrats are calling on the Campbell government to make the findings of the Medical Services Commission audit public.
VICTORIA—Health Minister George Abbott must make public the results of an investigation into extra billing practices at the Copeman Clinic, New Democrat Health critic Adrian Dix said today.
VANCOUVER– New Democrat Leader Carole James joined Health Critic Adrian Dix and Seniors’ Health Critic Guy Gentner today to unveil two new bills designed to protect seniors and improve care conditions in facilities across British Columbia.