The BC Cancer Agency says they’ll be making changes to their in-patient care.
That includes reducing the number of beds available in in-patient care.
Mary Flaherty with the agency says the upcoming changes will affect those who require overnight care.
In recent years, there hasn’t been a need to use all thirty beds.
“We’ve been able to manage our in-patient beds with about twenty beds being needed. We’ve determined that we can reduce the number and run it, actually, with a total of 23, and redeploy the resources to chemotherapy.”
Flaherty says inpatient staff will also see some changes.
“We’re actually just going to move the staff and open new positions around chemotherapy delivery.”
But are jobs at risk?
“We’ve also had some vacancies so that’s why we don’t expect to have any job loss.”
The changes are expected to go into effect around mid-June.