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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.

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.

Injectable hydromorphone for individuals with severe opioid use disorder could save lives and money

Injectable hydromorphone treatment for severe opioid use disorder may reduce mortality and save costs to society compared to providing methadone alone. The findings come from an economic analysis of the groundbreaking SALOME trial, published this week in Addiction (link will be made available after the study is released.)

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

AllerGen investigators contribute to asthma genetics discovery

HAMILTON, ON (22 December 2017) – The world’s largest genetic study on asthma has identified five new genes associated with the condition and produced the most comprehensive list of genes and gene locations involved in the development of asthma and allergic disease.

These research results open the door to future studies, improved diagnostics and new treatment options, according to Dr. Denise Daley, the AllerGen investigator who led the Canadian arm of the international collaboration.

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.

 

Research out of St. Paul’s finds any physical activity, including housecleaning, saves lives

Being active saves lives, whether a gym workout, walking to work or even housecleaning

HUB at St. Paul’s Hospital to transform emergency access, treatment and follow up for people with mental-health and/or substance-use challenges

HUB marries public and private sector, philanthropy and innovation to better serve vulnerable patients

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