Province-wide conference call to discuss community-based response to Ombudsperson’s report on seniors’ care Part 2

Hello Friends,

Join us on Thursday, March 8, 10:00AM-11:30AM for a province-wide conference call to discuss BC Ombudsperson Kim Carter’s comprehensive recommendations for improving quality, accessibility, and accountability in BC’s home and community care system. Ms. Carter’s recommendations were released February 14 as part of her second and final report on her province-wide investigation into “systemic issues” in seniors care in BC.

Since the release of the Ombudsperson’s Part 1 report in 2009, thousands of British Columbians have joined the call for action on the report, met with their MLAs, and sent thousands of messages to the province urging action on the issues reflected in the Ombudsperson’s report. Now it’s time to build even more support for the recommendations in the Part 2 report.

We’re hosting a conference call to discuss ideas for building broad-based support for her recommendations.
For example, what can we do within our own networks, organizations and communities to help reinforce the significance of her recommendations, and the importance of provincial government leadership to implement them? What are other communities in B.C. doing and how can we support each other’s efforts?
How can we most effectively raise the profile of the Ombudsperson’s report and seniors care issues with the wider public? How should the provincial government engage with and consult seniors in implementing the recommendations, in particular as it establishes a seniors’ advocate?

Who should call in?
Community organizations, people or groups who work directly with seniors, local health coalitions, organizations representing service providers or seniors care workers, advocates, and others who would find it valuable to participate.

Please RSVP for the call so that we have an idea of how many people plan to attend and can arrange an appropriate conference call line. RSVP to Adam at adam@bchealthcoalition.ca

Call-in details will be sent prior to the call.

If you would like to join the call but can’t call in at that time, let us know. We’ll arrange another call the following week for those who can’t call in on March 8th.

Kind regards,

Adam

Adam Lynes-Ford

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