Providence In the News

Opinion: St. Paul’s heart and lung research centre has come a long way in 40 years (Dr. James Hogg)

In the early 1970s, when I was a pathology professor at McGill University — home to one of North America’s most prestigious lung-research centres — I paid St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver a visit. I was impressed by its clinical and teaching programs that underpinned the hospital’s pulmonary care.

Help needed for mothers who want to abandon their newborns, say advocates

It's a sad fact that every year in Canada, mothers who can't care for their newborn infants abandon them in places where they are left to die.

The Canadian city where addicts are allowed to inject (Crosstown Clinic)

As the opioid crisis spreads across North America, the Canadian city of Vancouver is pioneering a radical approach to drug treatment - let addicts use.

Fighting heroin with heroin

Doctors use prescription heroin to treat those with severe opioid addictions

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.

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.

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