The province is forming a safety organization to help reduce injuries and violence against health care employees in the workplace, Health Minister Adrian Dix announced Sunday.
Speaking at St. Paul’s Hospital, Dix said the province would be committing $8.5 million over three years to fund the new group.
The health minister said the organization would bring together unions, the Doctors of BC, the Health Employers Association of British Columbia (HEABC) and the health ministry.
The move comes as workplace injuries are increasing in B.C. WorkSafeBC said injury claims rose by $11 million from 2017 to $107 million in 2018.
More details expected in coming weeks
Concerned Trail Citizens group alarmed at excessive and violent crime in Silver City
Suit alleges “deliberate indifference” to what should have been handled as a behavioural issue
Critic calls decision to proceed without thorough testing ‘dangerous and grossly immoral’
For 40 minutes at a time, parents can be free of the kids for whatever…