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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

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Westshore drug users are suffering in silence: harm reduction worker

By Zoë Ducklow
January 27, 2022

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

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

By Brishti Basu
December 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

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

By Tori Marlan
November 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