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Jan 11
2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Survey – Final Results

Update: The complete survey analysis is now available below. On December 4, SafeCare BC launched an anonymous online survey to understand continuing care workers’ perceptions of a COVID-19 vaccine. The survey was distributed initially via SafeCare BC’s contact lists, and later disseminated by the BC Government and Service Employees’ Union and BC Nurses’ Union to […]

Jan 11
2021

Call for Nominations – SafeCare BC Board

SafeCare BC’s volunteer Board is comprised of industry and union leaders, who represent our members in long-term care and home and community care and support, along with representation from WorkSafeBC. If you or someone you know is passionate about health and safety and interested in working more closely with SafeCare BC, consider becoming a part […]

Jan 08
2021

Updated Visitors Guideline for Long-term Care and Assisted Living

On January 7, the BC Ministry of Health released updated guidelines regarding visitors in long-term care and assisted living homes. Visitation restrictions apply to all licensed long-term care and registered seniors’ assisted living settings in B.C., including health authority-owned and operated facilities as well as contracted affiliates and fully private operators. This updated guidance supports […]

Jan 05
2021

The Early Edition with Stephen Quinn – Why rapid testing is needed in long term care homes

SafeCare BC CEO Jennifer Lyle speaks with Stephen Quinn about the increasing number of deaths in long term care homes. Listen to the interview here.

Jan 04
2021

Become Part of the Technical Advisory Committee

Do you want to play a bigger role in health and safety? SafeCare BC is seeking applicants to fill vacancies on its Technical Advisory Committee. The Committee is made up of representatives from both employers and labour, and we strive to have a balance. We currently have two vacancies for the Employer Representative Long-term care […]

Dec 18
2020

COVID-19 Vaccine Survey – Preliminary Results

On December 4, SafeCare BC launched an anonymous electronic survey to understand continuing care workers’ perceptions of a COVID-19 vaccine. The survey was distributed initially via SafeCare BC’s contact lists, and later disseminated by the BC Government and Service Employees’ Union and BC Nurses’ Union to their members within the continuing care sector. The survey […]

Dec 15
2020

Jennifer Lyle Speaks on CBC Radio One’s On The Coast

SafeCare BC’s CEO Jennifer Lyle spoke with Gloria Macarenko on CBC Radio One’s On The Coast about the arrival of vaccinations in BC and what it means for our members. Listen to the interview above.

Dec 10
2020

Radio NL – Care to Speak

Radio NL spoke with Care to Speak volunteer Tara-Lee about her experience with the service. 

Dec 10
2020

COVID-19 Safety Huddles

Safety huddles are a great way to engage staff in important conversations about their workplace health and safety. Knowing that COVID-19 has brought many new challenges for continuing care workers, SafeCare BC has created five new safety huddles focused on preventing infection. New topics include: Hand hygiene Personal Protective Equipment COVID-19 Symptoms Physical Distancing Environmental […]

Dec 10
2020

COVID-19 Vaccine News – December 19

On December 9, Dr. Bonnie Henry provided an update on the COVID-19 Vaccine in BC. We will continue to provide more information as it is made available.    British Columbia will start receiving vaccination doses next week. This first round will be very limited. Two locations will receive the doses — one in Coastal Health and one […]