BC's healthcare system should be public, accessible, and reliable.
But decades of neglect and bad decisions from BC Liberal and BC NDP governments have eroded healthcare. It's essentially impossible to get a family doctor. Mental healthcare is almost non-existent. And corporations are filling the gaps, offering "premium" services for outrageous fees.
The BC Greens are working hard to get the government to take notice and act. With your help, we can fix the gaping holes in our healthcare system. Will you join us?
The scale of issues facing healthcare in BC is massive. The BC NDP government has made some limited steps toward addressing issues in our public healthcare system. However, in most cases, their efforts have been hindered by a lack of vision and urgency. This has meant that public health outcomes have not improved under the BC NDP.
We need urgent action to address the gaps and shortcomings in our healthcare system. This includes getting everyone a family doctor, creating a public mental healthcare system, and introducing harm reduction measures to save lives from the poisoned drug crisis.
Over the last three years, we have worked with researchers, healthcare providers, professional bodies, advocacy groups and patients to create a map for effective healthcare reform in BC. Read about that work in the sections below, and come back regularly to read about progress and updates.