People accessing health care in the Lower Mainland will benefit from more stable, consistent and supportive patient care as 526 food-service workers return to the public system as Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) employees.
This comes after almost 20 years of these workers having their services contracted out to private companies.
“Health-care service workers are an integral part of our health-care system, and the decision to contract their services out has had devastating impacts,” said Adrian Dix, Health Minister. “That’s why our government brought in the legislation under Bill 47 to bring health-service workers back to the public system to ensure that workers get a livable wage and better working conditions, and patients in B.C. receive better care.”
Read the full news release on B.C. Government News.