News

Sep 21
2020

SafeCare BC teams up with Medical Pharmacies

We are pleased to announce a new partnership with Medical Pharmacies that will see the leading long-term care pharmacy in Canada deliver four education sessions to SafeCare BC members over the next year. The first of these sessions (FREE for SafeCare BC members) will be on September 30. This is one more way that we […]

Sep 03
2020

Province’s COVID-19 Supply Hub Opens PPE Sales to the Continuing Care Sector

The province of British Columbia’s Provincial Supply Chain Coordination Unit is making its stockpile of personal protective equipment (PPE) available to a wider group of organizations, including community services such as private home care and community living providers. The COVID-19 Supply Hub provides a single point of entry to triage and prioritize donations and requests […]

Sep 02
2020

Consequential Policy Amendments to Implement the Workers Compensation Amendment Act, 2020 (Bill 23)

On August 14, the Workers Compensation Amendment Act, 2020 (Bill 23) came into effect. Under Bill 23, there were 34 legislative amendments made to the Workers Compensation Act (Act). Thirty-two of the legislative amendments became effective immediately, with two amendments coming into effect on January 1, 2021. At issue are proposed changes to policy in […]

Aug 13
2020

SafeCare BC Discusses PPE Survey with Radio NL

SafeCare BC’s Jen Lyle spoke with Radio NL to discuss our latest PPE survey in which 82% of organizations report being concerned about their PPE supply over the next three to six months.

Aug 13
2020

PPE Still a Concern for Continuing Care

82% of continuing care organizations report concern about their ability to obtain adequate personal protective equipment over the winter months. For Immediate Release: August 13, 2020 BURNABY – A recent SafeCare BC survey of continuing care organizations shows that while the current supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) has improved from the critical shortages experienced […]

Aug 13
2020

PPE Survey Results – August 2020

On August 11, SafeCare BC distributed asked its members through a survey about their personal protective equipment supply. 286 respondents report that while the current supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) has improved from the critical shortages experienced in the spring, 82% report concern about their ability to maintain adequate PPE levels over the next […]

Jul 28
2020

BC Care Providers Bring BC Care Awards to Hearts and Hands

SafeCare BC is proud to announce that our friends at the BC Care Providers Association will not only be sponsoring Hearts and Hands, but they will also be hosting the BC Care Awards during the digital event. “BC’s healthcare aides and community health workers provide services at the foundation of our sector, including vital health […]

Jul 28
2020

What You Do Matters – Helping a Community

Try, if you can, to think back to a time when personal protective equipment (PPE) – gloves, masks, face shields and the like – wasn’t the topic of daily news stories and dinner table conversation. It wasn’t all that long ago. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic made PPE a valuable commodity. With increased global […]

Jul 23
2020

Federal Government Announces Emergency PPE Supply

Today (July 21) the federal government announced the Essential Services Contingency Reserve, where essential services can apply for temporary, urgent access to PPE and other essential supplies. This is complementary to the existing contingency support available for front-line health workers. Emergency supplies will include KN95 masks, surgical masks and gowns, face shields, sanitizer, and gloves for […]