The primary purpose of the project was to Implement a pre-admission process based on the needs of women with breast cancer, in conjunction with the BCMT and incorporate relevant evidence and research findings within a tertiary hospital environment.
A collaborative effort should involve patients, partners In particular, and the respective members from the BCMT. In a focus group held prior to the commencement of this project, women with breast cancer and family members had expressed the lack of personalised attention experienced in the pre-admission process.
The BCMT agreed to use evidence from research findings described by Osborne and Gardner (2010 p.46), who advocate use of the best practice evidence, in conjunction with clinical experience, and knowledge of each patient: in this way, these issues were included through all phases of the project, commencing with the pre-admission phase.
Despite the fact the initial project was funded by an external agency, the requirements of the hospital executive and BCMT had to be met in a timely and cost effective way so the long term goal of sustaining this program could be accomplished.
d) Follow up--carried out by the breast care nurse and included organising referrals, continuing patient education, advocating for patients at BCMT meeting's, ensuring there were no complications.
This tentative list was circulated to the members of the BCMT who were asked to mark items they wished to either retain or discard on the final checklist.
Since Glozer administered all of them, whatever their moniker, it would appear that the primary reason for the appearance in 1933 of something called the "Vancouver Taxicab Owners' Association" was to create a name more congenial to Gray Cabs and BCMT. According to Neil, BCMT had been thinking of getting out of the unprofitable taxi industry entirely, but was approached by the owners' association, which invited them to join, so that the association could "avail themselves of our knowledge ...
The new link-up reflected not only the emergence of a common foe -- booking offices running fifteen-cent cabs -- but also of a change in BCMT strategy.
At these meetings, Star Cabs and the taxi brokers accused the association of seeking a monopoly; but their arguments fell flat once the opposition had to admit, as BCMT's Bosley put it, that they were "exploiting labour." The local trades and labour council sided with the taxi association, getting a 48-hour work week for drivers as reward.
The following April 30th, city council lowered the minimum rate to 45 cents for the first mile, the fare that had been requested by the Vancouver Taxicab Owners' Association and unenthusiastically endorsed by BCMT. Several operators still considered the tariff too high for them to attract a profitable business, and they challenged the bylaw on the streets, with fifteen-cent cabs, and in the courts, where they had the backing of the Motorists Protective Association.
BCMT belonged to the latter, comprised (according to Bosley) of "the larger operators in the city of Vancouver." As its name indicated, this organization was concerned also with bus and truck competition, as well as with rural taxis, apparently more of a concern for BCMT and the electric railway than the urban sort by the mid-1930s.