NEWS

Nov 14/19 – Coast Reporter: NDP Betrayed Promises

Nov 5/19 – Coast Reporter – VCH will ensure contract with Trellis fulfilled, says province

*CR – Letter: Trellis fiasco needs to end

*CR – Letter: Battle lines drawn for long-term care

Nov 1/19 – Coast Reporter – Trellis give new meaning to long term

Nov 1/19 – Coast Reporter: Trellis proposal returning to Sechelt

*CR – Letter: Profit problem remains

*CR – Letter: Strictly a losing model

Oct 29/19 – PPHC: Press Release

Oct 25/19 – Coast Reporter: Trellis backs away fromband-land deal, will reapply in Sechelt

Oct 24/19 – The Local: Where is Trellis?

Oct 4/19 – Vancouver Sun: Anbang’s Purchase of B.C. Seniors Homes under renewed criticism

Oct 3/19 – Times Colonist: Nanaimo Seniors Care Home “BEYOND CRISIS” Union says

Oct 2/19 – Times Colonist: Island Health takes over Seniors’ home amid allegations of abuse, neglect

July 3/19 – BC Govt: More choice, a stronger voice helps seniors make long-term care decisions

June 30/19 – CBC: Sudden closure of nursing home leaves 91 year-old with nowhere to sleep but hospital hallway

Feb 20/19 – The Local: CONCERNS RAISED OVER TRELLIS-VCH CONTRACT

Feb 20/19 – The Local: New Care Home will be Bound by Labour Agreements

Feb 14/19 – Coast Reporter: Labour Deal Clears way for Trellis Long-Term Care Facility

Jan 17/19 – Coast Reporter: VCH Unveils Plans to Repurpose Shorncliffe, Totem

Nov 22/18 – Coast Reporter: Roots of Crisis Ignored

Nov 16/18 – Coast Reporter: Simons Welcomes Repeal of Contract Flipping Bills

Nov 15/18 – Coast Reporter: Speak up for Seniors’

Nov 15/18 – Coast Reporter: No Solution in Sight

Nov 8/18 – Coast Reporter Editorial: Our Seniors’ Can’t Wait Forever

Nov 8/18 – Coast Reporter: Simons urged to ‘renew oposition’ to Trellis deal

Nov 2/18 – PPHC: Press Release – Open Letter to Nicholas Simons

Sept 27/18 – Coast Reporter: Dix Mum on Trellis Project

Aug 24/18 – Vancouver Sun: Margaret McGregor: Ensure frail seniors have best possible care

Aug 15/18 – Coast Reporter: Seniors more likely to die in hospital: Report

Aug 9/18 – Coast Reporter: Cancel Trellis Deal

Aug 8/18 – The Local: Public vs. Private

Aug 3/18 – Vancouver Sun: Kip Woodward: Heath care spending benefits patients and communities

Aug 1/18 – Vancouver Sun: BC Seniors at Private Care Homes more likely to be Hospitalized

Jun 22/18 – Vancouver Sun: Part 7 :  Seniors care in B.C.: Dementia wave set to make institutions more responsive to residents

Jun 22/18 – Vancouver Sun:  Part 6:  Psychological burden on caring for dementia at home can be huge

Jun 22/18 – Vancouver Sun: Part 5:  Seniors and food: The dish on care home menus

Jun 22/18 – Vancouver Sun:  Part 4:  Loneliness, falls and over-medicating afflict seniors in B.C. care homes

Jun 22/18 – Vancouver Sun: Part 3:  Home care and support stretched thin as B.C. ages

Jun 22/18 – Vancouver Sun:  Part 2:  Seniors care in B.C. Months in hospital waiting for residential care not uncommon

Jun 22/18 – Vancouver Sun: Part 1: Finding care for B.C. seniors: How the system works, what is missing, and why you need deep pockets

Apr 26/18 – Coast Reporter: We Feel Betrayed

 Apr 5/18 – Coast Reporter: Deal still Unacceptable

Mar 29/18 – Coast Reporter: Dix Claim an Insult

Mar 22/18 – Coast Reporter: False Election Promise

Mar 21/18 – The Local: Dix: NDP must respect Trellis Contract

Mar 20/18 – Coast Reporter: Dix defends Trellis deal at public meeting in Sechelt

Mar 14/18 – The Local: Message For Mr. Dix

Mar 1/18 – Coast Reporter: Against Privatization of Healthcare

Feb 28/18 – The Local: Quality of Life

Feb 22/18 – Coast Reporter: Whose Disinformation?

Feb 15/18 – Coast Reporter: Disinformation Failed

Feb 15/18 – Coast Reporter: Latest Trellis deal fails to quell opposition

Feb 8/18 – Coast Reporter: Well played, shíshálh Nation

Feb 8/18 – The Local: Trellis in talks with shíshálh on care-home site

Feb 14/18 – The Local: Trellis Opponents Fight On

Feb 7/18 – Coast Reporter: Deal ‘close’ to build Trellis facility on shíshálh Nation land, says Dix

Feb 1/18 – Coast Reporter: Gibsons joins calls for action from Dix

Feb 1/18 – Coast Reporter: Find the Care Givers

Feb 1/18 – Coast Reporter: Choose Public or Private

Jan 31/18 – The Local: Consult Now

Jan 25/18 – Coast Reporter: Health Minister keeps community waiting, wondering

Jan 18/18 – Coast Reporter: You have the power

Jan 12/18 – Coast Reporter: Trellis Plans remain in limbo

Dec 13/17 – The Local: NDP Betrayal

Dec 13/17 – The Local: Time to Consult

Dec 07/17 – Coast Reporter: Nix Trellis Deal, Mr. Dix

Oct 07/17 – Coast Clarion: What is Trellis? A corporate structure revealed

Sept 22/17 – BC Govt: New Board Members Announced, VCH

Sept 6/17 – The Local: It Smells Wrong

Aug 9/17 – The Local: Covenant Disregarded

Aug 5/17 – The Local: Deal Not Done

July 26/17 – The Local: Trellis Care Home Project leaves Sechelt for Gibsons

July 26/17 – The Local: Trellis/Silverstone: What Sechelt is saying Now

 July 26/18 – The Local: Trellis/Silverstone: The Opponent’s View

July 20/17 – Coast Reporter: Trellis abandoning Sechelt for new location in Gibsons

July 5/17 – The Local: Terminate Contract

June 13/17 – Globe & Mail: The Price of Pain

May 31/17 – The Local: Zoning Decision for controversial Care Home deferred

Mar 27/17 – CCPA: Privatization & Declining Access to BC Seniors’ Care

Mar 27/17 – CBC NEWS: Privatization of Seniors’ care leading to poor quality service, think tank says.

Mar 27/17 – The Type: Failing to meet basic standards, BC Liberals abandon Seniors.

Mar 27/17 – Vancouver Sun: Access to Care for B.C. Seniors declining due to privatization: Report

Mar 24/17 – Vancouver Sun: Vancouver Seniors face eviction from retirement home

Mar 8/17 – Province – Opinion: Seniors shouldn’t be a private equity money-maker

Mar 3/17 – Coast Reporter – Petition opposing Trellis deal tabled at Legislature

 Feb 2/17 – Coast Reporter – For profit care looking less palatable

Feb 2/17 – Coast Reporter – Experts, politicians, and public weigh in at long-term care forum

Feb 1/17 – The Local: Full house for health care forum

Feb 1/17 – The Local (Letter): Write the Mayor

Jan 26/17 – Coast Reporter – Forum to focus on long term care

Jan 25/17 – The Local: Seniors’ care information meeting Saturday

Jan 19/17 – Coast Reporter – Long term care workers anxious, frustrated as Trellis deal plays out

 Jan 11/17 – The Local (Letter): Difficulty Believing

Jan 5/17 – Coast Reporter – VCH redacts details on Financials, corporate structure

 Jan 5/17 – Coast Reporter – Trellis, VCH Agreement Released under FOI

 

Dec 21/16 – The Local: Meeting on Public care Jan. 28

Nov 10/16 – Coast Reporter (Letter): Trellis project not a done deal

Nov 10/16 – Coast Reporter – 52 doctors can’t be wrong

Nov 9/16 – The Local: Coast Doctors protest care shortage

Nov 4/16 – Coast Reporter – Health Care Coalition Rallies at Sechelt Hospital

 Nov 1/16 – Nicholas Simons – Sunshine Coast Physicians add their voices against For-Profit Long-Term Care.

Oct 26/16 – The Local (Letter): VCH Secrecy

Oct 13/16 – Coast Reporter: Hospice, auxiliary roles at private facility uncertain

Oct 12/16 – The Local (Letter): Don’t panic about Silverstone

 Oct 17/16 – VACOUVER SUN: Senior’s Care Can’t Wait for vulnerable care home residents – J.Whiteside

 Oct 7/16 – VANCOUVER SUN: For-Profit Care of Seniors proven to be inferior – Dr. M.McGregor

 Oct 6/16 – Coast Reporter (Letter): Critics come together

Oct 5/16 – The Local: Minister says private care home is all BC can afford

Sep 30/16 – CBC News: Sunshine Coast residents angered by public-to-private long-term care switch 

Sep 29/16 – Coast Reporter: Opposition to VCH plan unites under single banner

Sep 28/16 – The Local (Letter): Put Silverstone care home on hold

Sep 21/16 – The Local: New seniors’ home deal legally binding

Sep 14/16 – The Local: Health authority gets angry earful

Sep 14/16 – The Local: (Nohr) Health authority did not engage community when it should have

Sep 8/16 – Coast Reporter: Seniors take centre stage at annual Labour Day Picnic

Sep 7/16 – The Local (Letter): Speak out on home closures

Jul 20/16 – The Local (Letter): Show respect

Jul 13/16 – The Local (Letter): Keep the staff

Jul 7/16 – Coast Reporter: Town Hall crowd rejects VCH plan for long-term care

Jul 6/16 – The Local: VCH deal angers seniors’ home meeting

Jul 6/16 – The Local: Three opinions on the seniors’ care controversy

Jun 30/16 – Coast Reporter: VCH delivers half the facts

Jun 30/16 – Coast Reporter: Survey finds strong opposition to VCH plan

Jun 23/16 –  Coast Reporter: VCH a no show at Town Hall

Jun 16/16 – Coast Reporter – Town Hall set to discuss residential care changes

Jun 8/16 – The Local: Care centre will add 20 beds

Jun 2/16 – Coast Reporter: VCH announces new residential care facility, Totem, Shorncliff to close summer of 2018

May 19/16 – The Local: Surveying the seniors’ care homes

Feb 5/15 – Coast Reporter: VCH puts out call for seniors care facility