Healthcare and Wellness Coalition (HAWC)

Sheila Corneillie            President               

“To facilitate the development and sustainability of an effective wellness and health care model for our region while respecting and protecting community identities.”

Healthcare and Wellness Coalition (HAWC) is a group of citizens who are committed advocate for the healthcare and wellness of the communities in the catchment area.   The group was established in 2014, and to achieve our objectives we strive to work in collaboration with the villages of Ashcroft, Cache Creek and Clinton, TNRD Areas I and E, the Rural and Remote Division of Family Practice, Interior Health, the Ministry of Health.

Key Objectives

  • To advocate for a 7 day per week health care model that provides emergency or urgent care services in addition to primary health.
  • To work towards a steering committee, made up of healthcare providers, Interior Health, local physicians, HAWC, representatives from each of the villages and First Nations communities within our catchment area.
  • To collaborate with Interior Health, BCEHS to assist wherever possible in the recruitment of all healthcare professionals required to provide services to eh 7 day healthcare model. 
October 2019 NEWSLETTER
August 2019 NEWSLETTER

Colton Davies
June 14, 2019 11:07 am
Adrian Dix says he wants to hear from people there about healthcare service shortfalls.
B.C.’s Minister of Health says he plans to visit the Ashcroft Hospital this summer to hear about some of the issues it is facing.

Local News Now
May 24, 2019

“It’s a full on effort, both in the short term with the recruitment being really critically important for Ashcroft and communities around the region. It’s also important in the long term, I think increasingly we’re working to train people in the Interior. We believe that training more people in the Interior will lead to more people working in the Interior. We’ve got to make decisions now that make this problem better in the future.”
The emergency room in the Ashcroft Hospital only has enough staff to be open on weekends, and in the past 12 months it has seen repeated overnight closures because of limited staffing.