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In mid-November, HEU learned that New Horizons, a privately-owned residential care home in Campbell River, was planning to cut hundreds of hours in direct care to seniors starting in early January.

Working with the local Citizens for Quality Health Care group, HEU has launched a campaign to fight the care reductions.

The campaign kicked off with a packed town hall on November 30 featuring HEU’s secretary-business manager Jennifer Whiteside, Vancouver Island Association of Family Councils chair Kim Slater, and family members with loved ones in care at the facility.

Send an email to the head of Island Health and B.C.’s Health Minister expressing your concerns.