Vancouver, BC

Carolyn Bubbar

Carolyn Bubbar

Carolyn Bubbar

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Geriatrics

Profile submitted by: Ann Davidson

Describe how the individual or team made a positive contribution to patient care or their pharmacy department:

Carolyn was a member of the Technical Committee for the development of the new National Long-Term Care Standards.

The standard was developed over a 23-month process and informed by the clinical and technical expertise and lived experience of our 32-member Technical Committee, input and feedback from over 18,800 Canadians, and the best available evidence.

The standard focuses on promoting good governance, upholding resident-centred care and enabling a meaningful quality of life for residents, ensuring high-quality and safe care, fostering a healthy and competent workforce, and promoting a culture of quality improvement and learning across long-term care (LTC) homes.

HSO’s new national LTC Services standard is one of two complementary National Standards of Canada that have been developed to address the challenges within Canada’s LTC sector.

The Canadian Standards Association (CSA Group) launched CSA Z8004:22 Long-term care home operations and infection prevention and control in December 2022. CSA Group’s standard can be accessed here: