BC Patient Safety & Quality Council

Working Together. Accelerating Improvement

Heart Failure

Our Challenge

There are approximately 90,000 British Columbians diagnosed with heart failure. Tragically, it is a major cause of morbidity and mortality and it costs the health care system more than $500 million annually.

Heart failure is a condition that usually happens over a period of time. It causes the heart muscle to weaken and not pump well, resulting in poor blood circulation to tissues and organs.

Symptoms include: 

  • shortness of breath
  • swelling of hands and lower legs
  • irregular heart beat

Our Clinical Care Management team is here to support you, as you work to improve the management of heart failure. Get started with the resources provided below or contact us today.

  • Click HERE for the Heart Failure backgrounder
  • Click HERE for the Heart Failure Clinical Expert Group
  • Click HERE to learn more about the BC Heart Failure Network

At a Glance

Key Contact

Bruce Hobson,
Clinical Lead
BC Patient Safety & Quality Council
bhobson@bcpsqc.ca
604.485.0136

Joanna Richards
Director, Clinical Consultation and Guidelines
Health Services Policy and Quality Assurance Division
Ministry of Health
Joanna.Richards@gov.bc.ca
250.952.1530