Nurses condemn VIHA healthcare cuts

Ill-conceived, short-sighted, harmful to seniors, to vulnerable members of the public and to the nurses who provide their care. British Columbia Nurses Union, October 22, 2009 Nurses today condemned healthcare cuts announced by Vancouver Island Health Authority as ill-conceived, shortsighted and harmful to seniors, to vulnerable members of the public and to the nurses who provide their care. "VIHA should be ashamed of itself for these cuts that reduce or eliminate services for seniors, the mentally ill, and for those needing elective surgery and diagnostic procedures," said Debra McPherson, president of the BC Nurses' Union. ... Nurses