The Association of Registered Nurses of BC
Election Issues and Platforms

Community Health

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Be Informed! Take a look at ARNBC's Resources:

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What Do Nurses Expect Government to Do?

  • Increase investments in home health and home supports to enable prevention and recovery within the community.
  • Invest in upstream health promotion and prevention services.
  • Provide leadership in intersectoral and interdepartmental collaboration to ensure continuity of care.
  • Ensure that the necessary resources are available to support the shift from acute to community care.

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Ask the Candidates!

  • What is your government's plan to invest in health promotion and prevention services?
  • What is your government's plan to ensure that British Columbians who require both home care and home support receive the care they need?
  • There is consensus among government and care providers around the need to shift from acute care to community care. How will your government ensure that the necessary resources (financial, physical and health human resources) are available to meet the needs of this shift?

* Party platforms will be updated regularly. If you are aware of any commitments made by the parties, please let us know at admin@arnbc.ca.
B.C. Liberals New Democratic Party Green Party
  • Protecting communities with funding for Guns & Gangs Strategy.
  • 500 additional long-term care beds.
  • 5,500 more hip and knee surgeries over the next two years.
  • Commit $90 million to fund integrated community-based primary care services to more communities across British Columbia.
  • If elected, promising $500k towards Surrey program to address gang violence.
  • Establish a Ministry responsible for health promotion, disease prevention, and active lifestyles.
  • Explore additional measures to discourage the consumption of substances that can be harmful to health such as tobacco and alcohol.
  • Establish a task force to develop a plan to transition the balance of resources between acute/chronic care and primary/preventative care.
  • Invest $40 million in new long term care facilities to increase the availability of beds in acute care facilities.
  • Develop a Medically Assisted in Dying (MAiD) Strategy that supports training for physicians and nurses who wish to provide medically assisted dying services and ensures patients receive services in an appropriate time frame and in appropriate settings.
  • An additional $100 million over four years to enhance child protection services, including hiring additional social workers and staff to support social workers; and implementing incentives to attract social workers to rural and underserved regions.
  • Enhance support for children and families. Working with stakeholders, including front line service delivery agencies, Indigenous people, local governments, educators, and community not-for-profit agencies we will address recommendations made by the Representative for Children and Youth, and the Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth, including those regarding adoptions and foster care.
  • Work with patients and their families and care providers to improve transition services for young adults with chronic conditions transitioning to adult care.