We’d like you to hear more stories like this…
“We were so thankful for the professional care we received when it was a matter of life and death. Not only did my anesthesiologist save both my daughter’s life and mine, she managed to keep me comfortable through the whole thing!”
Every patient deserves to receive the highest level of care and safety. The care anesthesiologists provide should be focused on a patient’s specific needs and should allow patients to move through the system smoothly.
To help improve the quality of care and level of safety, we recommend:
Better Access to Obstetric Anesthesiology Services
Pregnant mothers deserve access to the best care possible. This is particularly important for women with high-risk pregnancies. To achieve this, expectant mothers at all of BC’s tertiary obstetric units need around-the-clock access to dedicated obstetrical anesthesiology services.
These resources should be added at:
- Royal Columbian Hospital
- Surrey Memorial Hospital
- Victoria General Hospital
Better Access to Training
Compared to the size of our population, UBC’s training program for new anesthesiologists has the fewest teaching faculty of any medical school in Canada. We have to provide training for future generations of anesthesiologists needed by patients in BC. We need to:
- Immediately expand the number of anesthesiologist teaching faculty at UBC. These academic anesthesiologists are also needed to do the research that will make patients’ care safer in the future, and to make our health care system function better.