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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

Healthcare

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

By Brishti Basu
Apr 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

Healthcare

Westshore drug users are suffering in silence: harm reduction worker

By Zoë Ducklow
Jan 27, 2022

'If you deny that the need is there, then you'll never build the services and you'll never see it.'

Healthcare

'Double barrel crisis': Treatment for Greater Victoria adults with eating disorders cut back despite increased demand

By Brishti Basu
Dec 14, 2021

Island residents south of the Malahat only have one government-funded option for ED treatment, but come January 2022, those services will be scaled back dramatically

Healthcare

A government agency was supposed to protect her finances. Instead, she was left ruined

By Tori Marlan
Nov 10, 2021

A mentally ill woman's finances were put in the care of the Public Guardian and Trustee of BC. She's worse off because of it

Healthcare

BC’s surgery wait times are still rising, while a Victoria company says private facilities have a part to play

Private care has been touted as a solution to surgery wait times. But some say it could be at the cost of public health care

Healthcare

Metchosin’s fire department doesn’t hear about all emergency calls within their area anymore. Here’s why

by Aaron Guillen
Apr 27, 2021

Residents and fire chief urging the Ministry of Health and BCEHS to reconsider the current dispatching system