Specialist Services Committee

November 29, 2019

Wendy Alston believes her mother died prematurely as a result of severe delirium. Alston remains convinced that despite the health care team’s best intentions, her active 90-year-old mother’s death was hastened by a misdiagnosis of her original symptoms, the lack of baseline information, and...

Dr Chris Taylor
October 22, 2019

A new centralized referral service in Victoria funded through the Specialist Services Committee (SSC) is helping patients with skin lesions get quicker access to specialist consultants and allows specialists to better manage their waitlists.

It started in 2015, when plastic surgeon Dr...

October 10, 2018

Results of the provincial Facility Engagement Initiative are popping up across the province. Initiated as part of the Physician Master Agreement and administered by the Specialist Services Committee (SSC), it aims to strengthen communication and relationships between hospital-based physicians...

January 26, 2018

Physicians and health care staff are dedicated to providing the best care possible to all people. Unfortunately, sometimes they face violence from the very people they are trying to help.

This is a challenging part of health care - particularly in mental health, substance use, medical and...

Dr Doan
November 21, 2017

The Emergency Department (ED) in busy BC Children's Hospital (BCCH) is well-equipped to treat children in physical crisis – but challenged when treating children with mental health issues. In fact, pediatric emergency physician Dr Quynh Doan said, “It was our biggest emerging problem.” ED ...