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A new way to pay your hospital bill: Online payments portal available now

Paying your hospital bill just got a lot easier. The Online Payments Portal at https://pay.healthcarebc.ca will allow hospital bills* from Providence Health Care to be paid with your credit card.

Handheld technology helps deliver faster COVID-19 diagnoses anywhere in B.C.

Faster and more accurate bedside diagnoses of lung disease related to COVID-19 will soon be possible anywhere in B.C. through a network of portable handheld ultrasound scanners. 

‘Like we’re in a lifeboat in the ocean’: Health workers on life inside a downtown Vancouver hospital

As a registered nurse in the emergency department at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Zoe Manarangi Bake-Paterson wonders whether she’ll be the same after the COVID-19 pandemic subsides.

There’s palpable stress in the department, she says, as she and her colleagues prepare for a surge of cases that may or may not arrive.

“It feels like we’re in a lifeboat in the ocean waiting for the tsunami to arrive,” Ms. Manarangi Bake-Paterson says.

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The people who cared for a COVID-19 patient: How a single case was handled

The call came in on an afternoon in March: a patient at a medical clinic in Vancouver complained of chest pains.

Paramedic Jeffrey Booton watched the details flash across the screen as he and his partner made their way to the clinic.

It was his first potential case of COVID-19 and he felt both trepidation and a sense of duty. 

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Read the full media story on National Post.

Information on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Up to date information and resources relating to novel coronavirus is found here.

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.

Read the full story on The Daily Scan

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.

Read the full story on The Daily Scan

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.

Read the full news release here.

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.

Read the full news release here.

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.

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