Statement from New Democrat MLA Katrine Conroy on Health Care Assistant Day
VICTORIA — New Democrat seniors and long-term care critic Katrine Conroy released the following statement in recognition of B.C.’s second annual Health Care Assistant Day:
“Today I’d like to recognize the tremendous work of over 37,000 health care sector workers. These men and women work in varying roles as home support workers, long-term care aides and nursing assistants, just to name a few.
“Health care assistants work with a wide variety of British Columbians including seniors, people with disabilities, and individuals living in residential care. These dedicated workers deliver services and programs in B.C., supporting some of our provinces most vulnerable people and enhancing the quality of life for many.
“As the seniors and long-term care critic, I have toured facilities across the province and met with front-line workers, where I heard many concerns about the needs of seniors in the province. Health care workers’ advocacy on behalf of their patients is part of the reason the New Democrats were pushing so hard to have an advocate for seniors appointed in British Columbia. I’m sure health care workers are looking forward to the day when the advocate is finally appointed.”
“Today, I encourage everyone to take a moment to express appreciation for the valuable work of health care assistants in B.C.”