Posts by Andrew Longhurst

Andrew Longhurst

About Andrew Longhurst

Andrew Longhurst is a research associate with the CCPA–BC and the BC Health Coalition, and a researcher and policy analyst with the Health Sciences Association of BC. His research focuses on health and social policy, poverty and inequality, and labour market change. His past publications include Reducing Surgical Wait Times: The Case for Public Innovation and Provincial Leadership (with Marcy Cohen and Dr. Margaret McGregor, 2016) and Precarious: Temporary Agency Work in British Columbia (2014), both published by the CCPA–BC. Follow Andrew on Twitter

Three health care priorities for a new government

Jul 27, 2017
The transition to power for a new government in BC provides the opportunity to set a new course that addresses both immediate and longstanding policy challenges. On the health care front, there is no shortage of pressing issues facing the new government. It is reassuring, however, that one of the foundational principles of the NDP… View Article

Time to rethink BC’s surgical waitlist strategy

Apr 26, 2016
By Andrew Longhurst, Marcy Cohen and Dr. Margaret McGregor Have you had to wait months for surgical consultation, let alone the surgery itself? If so, you’re not alone. British Columbians are waiting an unacceptable amount of time to receive the care they need. Since 2010, surgical wait times have increased significantly for key procedures, including… View Article