To all nurses in the Okanagan Similkameen region. One of our standards of practice gives us the responsibility to ‘advocate for our patients and families.’ The current B.C. provincial election campaign gives us the perfect opportunity to do this by taking one of the following actions:
Research each party’s platform to see how they are going to improve health care services and society at large for all British Columbians.
When candidates knock at your door ask them questions about how they are going to action these ideas.
Attend an all-candidates meeting and listen to the debate.
And finally, on Election Day May 14, make sure you and your family exercise your democratic right to vote for the candidate/party who is going to ensure that we can provide quality care through safe staffing levels in our publicly funded and delivered health care system to the citizens of B.C.
Kevin Barry, R.N.