Why are we letting corporate medicine take hold in Vancouver’s new urgent care centres?
Seymour Health received nearly $2 million from Vancouver Coastal Health to renovate their UPCC property. The health authority appears to have used public dollars to enhance a privately owned real estate asset.
Instead of inviting in these for-profit firms, why isn’t Vancouver Coastal Health running the UPCCs and other proposed health care services themselves or by partnering with community non-profits?
The health authority’s moves towards corporate health care delivery take us in the opposite direction of the impressive range of reforms taking place in BC’s public health care system. A swift change of policy is in order here.

Patients searching for family doctor at new Langford care centre leave disappointed