Patient-led report calls for primary care reform in B.C.

From the Vancouver Island Free Daily

A new report calling for primary care reform in B.C. is written by the exact group most impacted by the province’s health-care crisis: patients.

Last spring, a national initiative known as OurCare randomly selected 31 British Columbians from a pool of interested volunteers to share their experiences, spend 30 hours learning from experts and, ultimately, produce a set of 25 recommendations for change. Those calls to action were released on Tuesday (Sept. 19).

“It feels like there’s a massive failing within the government of just mismanagement in general,” one of the patient panelists, 30-year-old Malika Lim, told Black Press Media.

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