Residents provide data to improve health support

JANUARY 15, 2016 12:16 PM

Hundreds of people participated in a 29-page survey, supported by the Municipality was initiated by the Medical Clinic Society.

The survey was meant to discover specific issues around access to health care on Bowen Island. Organizer Colleen O’Neil said that they “had some concerns as to whether the community would actually spend the time thinking about their answers and persevere to the end.

We were thrilled to have more than 500 people do the survey.

We spent this past Fall analyzing the results, which included 95 pages of qualitative data.”

O’Neil found great value for their project due to the fact that it was “islanders telling their specific stories around their concerns about accessing health care on Bowen.“

On January 18, the Board of the Society will be presenting the results of the survey to the Committee of the Whole council meeting at 9:30 a.m.

O’Neill says they “will publish the results of the survey on our website after the meeting with Council and we will make sure we share that information with Islanders on the Forum, Facebook, Undercurrent and on the BIM website.”

Ultimately, the information should significantly improve the health and well-being of Islanders.

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