NEWS

Sept 11/20 – BCHC – We Won

June 30/20 – CBC: There’s no quick post-pandemic fix for Canada’s long-term care facilities, says experts 

June 24/20 – Coast Reporter: Trellis passes second reading, hearing date to be determined

June 17/20 – Tyee: The Shocking Problems in B.C.’s Assisted Living Homes for Seniors

June 15/20 – CBC: Long-Term care workers were already overloaded. Then the pandemic came.

June 15/20 – Vancouver Sun: Daphne Bramham: It’s finally time to build a decent long-term care system

June 12/20 – Toronto Star: CEO of Sienna Senior Living, a private long-term-care company hit hard by COVID-19, resigns

June 11/20 – HuffPost: Jagmeet Singh ‘Appalled’ Extendicare Planning $10 M Payout Amid COVID-19 Crisis

June 9/20 – CTV NEWS: Rehired for lower wages: A look at B.C.’s long-term care home sector

June 5/20 – The Tyee: Unionization at Deadly Care Home Signals Change, Says Expert

June 4/20 – Coast Reporter: 92 and No Place to Go

June 1/20 – Rank and File: Ford government moving ahead with home care privatization bill

June 1/20 – Infonews.ca: Issues boiling over at Cranbrook Seniors home after resident sexually assaulted despite staff warnings

May 26/20 – Vancouver Star: Canada’s Military exposes “Extremely Troubling” conditions in Ontario Care Homes

May 25/20 – Press Progress: Over 90% of Corporate Directors at Canada’s Biggest For-Profit Nursing Homes Have No Medical Qualifications

May 21/20 – CUPE: Mark Hancock calls on Trudeau to fix long-term care Now

May 10/20 – CTV News – Canada must put an end to privately owned long-term care homes, Singh

May 8/20 – CLC – Canada’s Unions call for overhaul of long-term care system

May 8/20 – Toronto Star – For-profit nursing homes have four times as many COVID-19 deaths as city-run homes, Star analysis finds

May 7/20 – Ottawa Citizen – ADAM: COVID-19 and private care homes – the logic of profit is not the same as the logic of care

May 7/20 – Coast Reporter – Trellis is no different

May 7/20 – Vancouver Sun – Family sues West Van care home for $2.2 million after Mom dies following alleged mistreatment

May 7/20 – CTV News – You deserve a raise’: PM says deal reached to top up wages for essential COVID-19 workers

Apr 28/20 – Coast Reporter – Reforms could have lessened COVID impact on care homes, say Advocates

Apr 24/20 – CBC – Canada’s for-profit model has failed the elderly, says leading expert.

Apr 22/20 – CCPA – Time to End Profit-Making in Seniors’ Care

Apr 17/20 – Toronto Star – Management at three nursing homes failed to protect vulnerable residents and staff, alleges Nusing Association in court.

Apr 16/20 – The Toronto Star – ‘Furious and scared’: Long before COVID-19, these families knew Canada’s long-term-care system was broken

Apr 15/20 – CBC – Ontario scaled back comprehensive, annual inspections of nursing homes to only a handful last year

Apr 11/20 – Montreal Gazette – Public Health, police, find bodies, feces at Dorval seniors’ residence: sources

Apr 11/20 – CTV News – Private Seniors Care Home CHSLD Herron Under Investigation for Gross Negligence of residents.

Apr 10/20 – Vancouver Sun – Single Site Strategy for Health Care Workers a Long Time Coming

Mar 22/20 – Globe and Mail: How the Coranavirus took North Vancouver’s Lynn Valley Care Centre

Mar 19/20 – Coast Reporter: Crisis Exposes Neglect

Mar 11/20 – The Local Weekly: This is Obscene

Feb 26/20 – The Province: Take the Profit Out of Health Care

Feb 24/20 – Global News: Interior Health Takes Control of Seniors Home in Summerland Due to Concerns of Inadequate Care

Feb 20/20 – Chilliwack Progress: Chilliwack’s Waverly Seniors Village deemed a ‘high risk’ facility by Fraser Health

Feb 17/20 – Globe and Mail: Long-term care homes for B.C. seniors: profit without risk

Feb 11/20 – North Shore News: New Owners of West Van’s Inglewood Care Home Look to Rebuild and Expand

Feb 6/20 – Coast Reporter: Seniors Not For Sale

Feb 6/20 – Coast Reporter: Report puts lie to claims

Feb/20 – Seniors’ Advocate BC: A Billion Reasons to Care – A Funding Review of Contracted Long-Term Care in B.C.

Jan 26/20 – CBC: Staff at Extendacare Nursing Home Abused Woman Before Her Death from Dehydration, Says Report

Dec 12/19 – CBC: 3rd B.C. seniors’ home owned by Chinese company fails standard of care, placed under Health Authority control

Dec 12/19 – CBC: Vancouver Island Health takes over operations of Victoria seniors home after damaging report

Dec 8/19 – Globe & Mail: Care for Canada’s seniors shouldn’t be offloaded to foreign companies

Dec 8/19 – Globe & Mail: Care for seniors suffered as Retirement Concepts battled labour shortage with hires not checked for required training

Dec 4/19 – Globe &Mail: Ottawa has no way to tell if China-owned Seniors care facilities kept staffing promises, B.C. watchdog says

Dec 3/19 – Globe & Mail: B.C. Health Authorities intervene in three China-owned Senior care facilities after reports of neglect

Nov 29/19 – Vancouver Sun: Second rest home owned by Chinese insurer Seized.

Nov 28/19 *CR Letter – A Life or Death Issue

Nov 28/19 *CR Letter – Elders thrown under the bus

Nov 28/19 – CTV – Island Health Takes Over second Seniors’ Home

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

Mar 14/19 – Global News: Province taking over Senior home care

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 23/18 – Financial Post – The Chinese Government now controls the biggest retirement home chain in B.C.

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