2019 Excellence Awards – Northern Health

Dear Northern Health Respiratory Therapists,

We would like you to please nominate a colleague for the CAREstream Respiratory Excellence Award and the MedPro Respiratory Excellence Award.
The CAREstream Respiratory Excellence Award is for a frontline ACUTE CARE registered respiratory therapist who has provided exemplary service to their patients and profession as recognized by their peers.
The MedPro Respiratory Excellence Award is for a frontline COMMUNITY registered respiratory therapist who has provided exemplary service to their patients and profession as recognized by their peers.

Recipients of the MedPro & CAREstream Excellence Awards receive:

  • Plaque and certificate
  • $250 honorarium
  • BCSRT membership fee for upcoming year

Presentation Information:

Presentation of the award will occur at the BCSRT Northern Health Roadshow event on April 12th 2019.

Nomination Information:

Nominations deadline is March 20th 2019.

Please send the name of your nominee as well as the reason(s) they deserve the award (in 250 words or less) to President@BCSRT.com

Thank you!

Mike MacAulay RRT, BSc; President, BCSRT

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Northern Health Roadshow April 12th

The 2019 BCSRT Roadshows are coming!

Our first stop is Prince George on Friday, April 12th at UHNBC.  Details coming soon.

Following that, we’ll be bringing education to your doorstep on Vancouver Island, in Victoria at Royal Jubilee Hospital on June 14th. Then we head to the interior on October 8th and 9th in Vernon. We’ll be ending our year in the Lower Mainland on November first.

Stay tuned for more information about topics, speakers, times and locations.

Don’t forget to register (closer to the event date) to get education credits for attending.

If you haven’t attended a BCSRT Roadshow yet, come and see what it’s all about! Make some connections, learn something new, and join us for some fun afterwards 🙂


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HSA Vote and Action Update


By now, most of you will be aware of the 82% “yes” vote of approval to ratify the HSA/HEABC bargaining proposal. Although this was a disappointing (though expected) outcome, we continue to press forward in our pursuit of a more representative wage scale for the RT’s of BC. We had a chance today to touch base with the lawyer in regards to next steps. We are hoping to arrange a discussion with Val Avery and the union over the next few weeks with the guidance of our lawyer. We are looking for clarification on several points around classification and wage scales, including the option of an Article 11 grievance.

In addition, although we have been counselled that a Section 12 complaint with the Labour Relations Board may be difficult to win, some information has recently come to light that has made us reconsider the option of pursing a Section 12.

Mike MacAulay (BCSRT President)
Tracey Miller (RTLBC Chair)


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