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An inside look at Victoria walk-in clinics as province mulls new family doctor pay structure

By Brishti Basu
August 10, 2022

A family doctor who worked at nine clinics across Victoria tells us why she quit after eight months, and how a new fee structure could help save the system

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Former Camosun and Sprott Shaw nursing students allege bullying, discrimination, and wrongful dismissals

By Brishti Basu
July 29, 2022

Amid a widespread nursing shortage, five students said they were dismissed or failed for minor mistakes, and some allege they faced discrimination from instructors at their institution.

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‘Not worth the hassle’: Out-of-province doctor details bureaucratic nightmare trying to work in Vancouver Island hospital

By Brishti Basu
July 23, 2022

Weeks of delays, mountains of paperwork, hundreds of dollars in fees, and still, Dr. Alexandra Dionisopoulos had to cut her intended stay in half, despite a dire need of more healthcare workers.

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Victoria nursing student kicked out of program for staying home while COVID-positive

By Brishti Basu
July 13, 2022

Helen missed four days of clinical work at a long term care facility to protect vulnerable patients from the virus. Sprott Shaw College failed her for it.

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Patients and nurses are feeling the squeeze of staffing shortages—but they don't feel free to talk about it

By Brishti Basu
May 19, 2022

Shortages have meant overworked staff, a slide in patient care, and even temporary hospital ward closures

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UPDATED: Greater Victoria hospitals considering hotels for patients as capacity limits reached

By Brishti Basu
April 25, 2022

An unannounced COVID surge is blending with ongoing staff shortages to create an “extreme overcensus situation” in local hospitals, weeks after COVID measures and regular data sharing were scrapped

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How Saanich Peninsula's Shoreline Medical Society has been fighting the doctor shortage

By Emily Fagan
February 11, 2022

The practice has grown from five doctors to 25 in five years