Providence In the News

Saving Lives with Heroin (Crosstown Clinic)

For 30 years, Russell Cooper’s life was dominated by a crippling heroin addiction. He first tried it with a friend in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside in his early 20s, and it made all his self-esteem and anxiety issues disappear. But the cost was the breakdown of his marriage, getting fired from his railroad job, and serving seven years in prison for robbing banks to support his habit.

Overdose statistics – February 2016

Fatal overdoses

According to the BC Coroners Service, in January 2017 there were 116 overdose (OD) deaths due to illicit drug use across BC. 50 of the deaths occurred in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 45 of them were in Vancouver.

Overdoses in VCH & PHC urban areas

From January 1 to February 18, 2017 there were 1,008 illicit or unknown drug overdoses at VCH and PHC emergency departments (ED). Opioids accounted for 32% of the visits with heroin being the most commonly reported substance. 38% of the overdose visits were due to an unknown substance.

Heater-cooler machine advisory

In response to an advisory issued by Health Canada, patients who had heart surgery, heart transplant surgery or lung transplant surgery in BC where heart-lung bypass was required are being notified of a small risk infection associated with the type of machine used to warm and cool blood during surgery, known as a heater-cooler machine.

Trudeau marks World AIDS Day, says fight against HIV can be won

The government plans on spending $3.5 million more on AIDS research, Health Minister Jane Philpott says.

Leading Health Organizations in Canada and China Teaming up to Accelerate Precision Medicine

BGI at Shenzhen, Providence Health Care, St. Paul’s Foundation and partners plan joint research initiative

FRAUDULENT RECRUITMENT SCAM

IMPORTANT MESSAGE - BEWARE OF FRAUDULENT RECRUITMENT SCAMS POSING AS PROVIDENCE HEALTH CARE

St. Paul’s Hospital’s unique addiction fellowship program

Pictured left to right - Dr. Nikki Bozinoff, Dr. Christopher (Kit) Fairgrieve, Dr. Nadia Fairbairn, Dr. Erin Knight and Dr. Julius Elefante.

November 15-21 is National Addictions Awareness week. To celebrate we profiled the St. Paul's Hospital Goldcorp Addictions Medicine Fellowship

St. Paul’s first Canadian hospital to install latest generation CT scanner in ED

The $3.5 million donor-funded scanner provides faster life-saving diagnosis to the 13,871 patients needing CT scans at St. Paul’s emergency department each year

 

St. Paul’s Hospital impacted by brain drain

St. Paul’s Hospital is known around the province and Canada for its medical and surgical programs, including heart and lung services and kidney care.

 

St. Paul’s Hospital: Looking to the future

It’s not just a plan to build a new St. Paul’s Hospital but a plan to build a better hospital. For the thousands of patients who show up in the hospital’s emergency room every year, the change is going to be profound.

Not an inner-city hospital: Who uses St. Paul’s?

Every year there are 500,000 patient visits to St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver. And while most people would believe the majority of patients come from the city, in fact more than half of the patients who visit are from outside Vancouver.

What B.C.’s new St. Paul’s Hospital will look like

While the new location of St. Paul’s Hospital will provide a ‘world-class’ centre, the focus right now is what is needed on the inside. In the second part of a series on Vancouver’s St. Paul’s Hospital, Global News gets an exclusive look at what the new hospital will look like.

Why do we need a new St. Paul’s Hospital?

In April, St. Paul’s Hospital announced it was going ahead with its plan to build a new state of the art hospital that will determine the course for the delivery of future health care.  The site, which will be three kilometres away from the Burrard Street site, was unveiled and will be beside the Vancouver train station.

Providence Health Care receives Patient Safety Champion Organization Award

At Providence Health Care, we are proud of the work we’ve done to put patients first, so when patients themselves commend us, we know we are on the right track. On October 30, PHC’s David Thompson was in Edmonton to accept the prestigious Patient Safety Champion Award, given by the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) and HealthcareCAN.

The IPAC 2014-15 Annual Report

Helping to improve the patient experience and patient safety

St. Paul's Hospital implants next generation defibrillator

VANCOUVER, September 4, 2015 – It delivers a life-saving shock to the heart without ever actually touching it. Doctors at St. Paul's Hospital, in collaboration with Cardiac Services BC and a group of physicians from around the province, have taken a step towards revolutionizing the care of people with cardiac arrhythmias in British Columbia by implanting the first ever subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator (S-ICD) in BC.

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