The aim of Be Care Aware Day is to raise awareness around the fact that continuing care staff have one of the highest number of injury claims within the province at four times the provincial average.
In officially proclaiming Sept. 24th as Be Care Aware Day in the province of British Columbia, the provincial government demonstrates a continued commitment to improving B.C.’s health care sector through supporting the creation of safer workplaces for continuing care staff.
“The provincial government is honoured to proclaim Sept. 24 as Be Care Aware Day,” said Parliamentary Secretary for Seniors, Darryl Plecas. “We support a safe work environment for all health care workers and we are actively working with our partners to make health care spaces as safe as possible for staff and patients.”
The BCCPA has officially endorsed the Be Care Aware campaign,
“The Be Care Aware campaign is great initiative and will act as a conversation starter across the continuing care sector about safety and health in the workplace,” said Daniel Fontaine, CEO of the BC Care Providers Association. “The official proclamation from the government shows that people are taking this important issue seriously.”
SafeCare BC is hosting an event at Pinegrove Place in Richmond to commemorate Be Care Aware Day. The event will feature guest speakers including Fontaine, Parliamentary Secretary Plecas and Executive Director of the Denominational Health Association Susan House. SafeCare BC Executive Director Jennifer Lyle will be the host.
“We are pleased to have the support of the provincial government for such an important cause,” said Lyle. “This proclamation recognizes and emphasizes the importance of staff safety in the continuing care sector.”
Date: Thursday, September 24, 2015
Time: Noon – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Pinegrove Place – 11331 Mellis Dr., Richmond