Posts by Andrew Longhurst

Andrew Longhurst

About Andrew Longhurst

Andrew Longhurst, BA (Hons), MA, is a research associate with the BC Office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA–BC), a researcher and policy analyst with the Health Sciences Association of BC and served as senior advisor to the BC Ministry of Health’s Primary and Community Care Research Initiative. He is also a PhD student in the Department of Geography at Simon Fraser University, researching health care reform in Canada and internationally. He has authored numerous publications including, Assisted Living in British Columbia: Trends in Access, Affordability and Ownership (CCPA, 2020), The Importance of Community Health Centres in BC’s Primary Care Reforms (with M. Cohen, CCPA, 2019), Privatization and Declining Access to BC Seniors’ Care (CCPA, 2017), Reducing Surgical Wait Times: The Case for Public Innovation and Provincial Leadership (with M. Cohen and M. McGregor, CCPA, 2016), and Precarious: Temporary Agency Work in British Columbia (CCPA, 2014). Follow Andrew on Twitter

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