Sexual Health facing seroius shortage of funds. Why?

Victoria Sexual health is being driven out of business; Please offer advice
1. Please share as widely as possible. And if you want to support us so that we can continue to provide our valuable service to the people of
Greater Victoria, letters & pressure to the Ministry of Health, and to Island Health, and to the medi…a, would be helpful and so very much appreciated. We can no longer be silent. We need visibility and support from the people we have serve and from all of those who value us.
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It is a travesty that this vital non-profit organization, which has quietly managed to fill the health care gaps in Victoria for so long, cannot find the significant core funding it needs and deserves to survive.
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>Ask Island Health and BC Cancer Agency and the Ministry of Health where the over 4000 women who received pap screening and follow up at ISHS last year will go if we close?? What about the 231 people with chlamydia, 22 with
>gonorrhea, 7 with syphilis and 2 with HIV who we diagnosed and treated last year alone?
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>Primary health care in Victoria is in “critical condition”. There are NO family doctors in Victoria accepting new patients and more than 50% of ISHS clients do not have a family physician. The Ministry of Health and Island
>Health claim they are working on this issue. How many years have they been working on it and how many more years will it be until it is a reality?
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>Meanwhile, organizations like ISHS have been struggling along for years, doing our best, with not-for-profit wages and work conditions, (significantly lower wages, no unions, no benefits, no pensions, etc.) to fill these gaps in the Greater Victoria area. We believe in what we do and
>we revel in the quality of work we do in health promotion and prevention and we want to continue providing the services we do. We are now at an urgent state with a $135,000.00 deficit that we need to eliminate in order to stay operational. We have done everything we can to trim our budget, but we cannot do anymore without seriously jeopardizing and
reducing the services we provide. And we cannot even continue our clinical services unless our deficit is addressed. Please, we need your support NOW if you think we are a valuable service that needs to survive in Greater Victoria.
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>Hi Mom, do the humanists have a website? I have posted our website posting
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>Victoria area’s sexual health clinic might have to close
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>www.timescolonist.com
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A widely used sexual health clinic that has served Greater Victoria since the 1960s might have to close because funding is not keeping up with demand for its services. “We’ve struggled for a . . .http://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/victoria-area-s-sexual-health-clinic-might-have-to-close-1.915153>

About Monist

Hi, my name is Andy Mulcahy . I consider myself a monist and I am retired from steam engineering lo,these many years ago, and the Portland Cement industry. I have evolved into a Humanist-am a member of the Victoria Secular Humanist Association and The Humanist Association of Canada.
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