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New St. Paul’s Hospital officially moving forward

Improved access to life-saving health care is on the way to downtown Vancouver with the approval of the business plan for a new St. Paul’s Hospital.

First in Canada pilot project at St. Paul’s Hospital ED to provide take-away treatment to opioid overdose patients

A leading-edge pilot project in the St. Paul’s Hospital Emergency Department (ED), in collaboration with the VCH Regional Addiction Program, will provide opioid overdose patients with take-away doses of treatment upon discharge.

Providence begins delivering dementia village care now in anticipation of bricks-and-mortar

A major gift from a generous donor has made it possible for Providence to begin making changes in the north wing of one of its seniors’ residences, Holy Family Residence, to reflect the attributes of, and ultimately transfer to, the new bricks-and-mortar dementia villages Providence envisions for both Vancouver and Comox.

Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster officially launches

Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster officially launches with $153M in funding from the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and funding commitments of over $200M from members.

The public-health-care system at work: 500th life saved in British Columbia due to heart-transplant surgery

Vancouver — A 33-year-old Vancouver man who suffered from heart failure is grateful for a second chance at life after being the recipient of the 500th heart transplant performed in BC.

Emergency Department HUB officially launches at St. Paul's

The new HUB ED and Vancouver Police Foundation Transitional Care Centre join the recently-opened Rapid Access Addiction Clinic and Overdose Prevention Site to create a suite of wraparound services designed to support people with mental health and substance use issues.

Leading-edge mental health and addictions care model launches at St. Paul’s Hospital

VANCOUVER – The next step in innovative care for people living with mental health and addictions challenges has been unveiled at St. Paul's Hospital in downtown Vancouver.

Breakthrough discovery will change treatment for COPD patients

Permanent lung damage caused by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) starts much earlier than previously thought, even before patients are showing symptoms.

New St. Paul's maternity clinic helps moms-to-be who don't have a family doctor (SPH)

Born when the cherry trees outside St. Paul’s Hospital were in full bloom, baby Sakurako will be two weeks old on Mother’s Day.

'One-stop shop’ for youth mental health (Dr. Steve Mathias)

A new “one-stop shop” where Victoria youth can get help for physical, mental-health and addictions issues marks an important step toward a seamless system of care for young people, advocates say.

The beat goes on: Heart recipients talk about their transplant experience (SPH)

There is no such thing as getting up on the wrong side of the bed for Kyle Morris.

St. Paul’s Hospital music therapy relieves pain for palliative patients (Lucy Thomas)

Lying on his back in a hospital bed, George Frederick closed his eyes to listen. On the violin, Lucy Thomas played Amazing Grace.

BC-led Digital Technology Supercluster awarded federal funding to transform Canada’s fastest-growing tech sector

Initiative estimated to create 50,000 jobs and inject $15 billion in GDP into BC’s economy over 10 years

Appointment of new Providence Health Care President & CEO

Following an exhaustive national and international search, Providence Health Care is excited to announce its new President  & Chief Executive Officer, Fiona Dalton. With 23 years’ experience in the health care field, Fiona has a proven track record in leading complex and varied health organizations. From 2013 to present, she has been the Chief Executive Officer of University Hospital Southampton NHS (National Health Service) Foundation Trust in the UK – a renowned academic health sciences centre with 10,000 employees and an annual budget of over £680 million (approx. $1.2B CDN).

New naloxone training app helps teach people how to save lives

Vancouver, December 18, 2017 – Healthcare workers and all British Columbians now have access to a simple online training app to teach and learn how to use naloxone – www.NaloxoneTraining.com. The project was spearheaded by a team from St. Paul Hospital’s (SPH) Emergency Department (ED), one of 614 sites across the province that distributes Take Home Naloxone kits.

 

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