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Information on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Eating disorders and the power of self-compassion

Growing evidence links self-compassion with good mental and physical health.

The Not-Shocking Truth About Electroconvulsive Therapy

In the 1975 film adaptation of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, the character of Randle McMurphy, played by Jack Nicholson, is sent for electroconvulsive therapy as punishment for his rebellious behaviour at the psychiatric hospital where he’s serving his jail term. The scene is difficult to watch – McMurphy is physically restrained by a crowd of aides as his body convulses in a stream of violent seizures.

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Valentine's Day Special: A Long Term Care Bed for Two

When Wai Lin Tam, 93, moved into Mount Saint Joseph Residence a few weeks ago, staff were hopeful that she would be content in a single room right next door to the four-bed room where her husband had arrived just a few days earlier.

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B.C. nears the end of the AIDS epidemic

On the occasion of World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, 2019, British Columbia marks record-low cases of HIV and AIDS as the crisis transitions from epidemic to chronic disease management.

Read the full news release here.

Health care in your living room

There are many reasons a patient might be unable to make an in-person appointment with their health care provider, but the rise of virtual visit technology is removing barriers by allowing patients to stay home and use a laptop, or other electronic device, to see their care provider in real time via video chat.

Read the full news release here.

BMO donates $2 million to St. Paul’s Foundation for Indigenous health and wellness

BMO Financial Group is donating $2 million to St. Paul’s Foundation to further strengthen St. Paul’s Hospital’s commitment to Indigenous health and wellness.

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Experimental drug would be first to reverse decline of Alzheimer’s

The recent announcement that an experimental Alzheimer’s drug is being resurrected after it was previously deemed a failure has made international headlines.

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Foundry youth centres are expanding

BC communities now have an opportunity to establish a Foundry health and social service centre for youth age 12-24 and their families. From now until November 26th 2019, Foundry is inviting Expressions of Interest (EOI) through foundrybc.ca/expansion2019.

Read the full news release here.

Vancouver City Council Approves Rezoning For New St. Paul’s Hospital

http://thedailyscan.providencehealthcare.org/2019/11/_city_council-approves-rezoning/Vancouver’s City Council has given the green light to the rezoning application for the site of the new St. Paul’s Hospital.

It’s an exciting step that lets Providence Health Care move forward with plans for a new health campus at 1002 Station Street in the False Creek Flats Area.

125 Years of Innovation Driven By Compassion

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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.

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