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Santa comes early to St. Paul's Maternity!

In what has become a well-known Vancouver Christmas tradition, Santa Claus (Dal Richards) visited the Maternity Centre at St. Paul's Hospital on Tuesday, December 17.

In what has become a well-known Vancouver Christmas tradition, Santa Claus (Dal Richards) visited the Maternity Centre at St. Paul's Hospital on Tuesday, December 17.

Partner with us - volunteer as a Patient and Family Partner

Providence is recruiting Patient and Family Partner volunteers to make the care we provide to patients and their families even better

Providence is recruiting Patient and Family Partner volunteers to make the care we provide to patients and their families even better

$17.2 Million for St. Paul’s Hospital Upgrades

St. Paul’s Hospital will benefit from $17.2 million to replace aging electrical infrastructure and elevators, providing stability and consistent care for patients.

St. Paul’s Hospital will benefit from $17.2 million to replace aging electrical infrastructure and elevators, providing stability and consistent care for patients

How undocumented construction workers in B.C. put their health at risk (PHC)

The housing crisis in B.C. is acute, the construction industry is booming, and the demand for workers has gone through the roof. Illegal foreign workers are filling the shortage of labour positions across the province.

Vancouver Coastal Health buys two new drug-checking machines to reduce opioid overdoses (BCCSU)

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) has added two new drug-checking machines to its arsenal, in a bid to lower the death toll of the opioid overdose crisis.

How long should police officers abstain from pot? Depends whom you ask (BCCSU)

Twenty-eight days. That’s how long members of the RCMP and Toronto police have been ordered to abstain from smoking or vaping recreational pot before reporting for duty. Calgary police officers won’t be allowed to use cannabis at all while off the job.

Two new $50,000 drug testing machines deployed in Vancouver (SPH)

Daniel Beaverstock produces two tiny morsels of 'down' he bought on the street in the Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. He hands the first sample of drugs to Jeremy Kalicum, who operates the new Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectrometer at the Molson Overdose Prevention site on East Hastings Street.

Vancouver Island records highest rate of assisted death in Canada

The rate of medically assisted deaths on Vancouver Island is about five times higher than in the rest of Canada, a new report from Island Health shows.

CapsoVision Announces Distribution Partnership With PENTAX Canada (SPH)

Silicon Valley medical device innovator CapsoVision, Inc. announced a distribution partnership with PENTAX Canada, Inc. to sell the CapsoCam Plus® System. This is the only capsule endoscope that includes four cameras and offers 360° panoramic lateral imaging of the small bowel. CapsoCam Plus® is also distributed by PENTAX Medical Company in the USA.

Providence Health Care, St. Paul’s Foundation, and Mitacs partner to advance health care for BC (PHC)

Mitacs and Providence Health Care, with support from St. Paul’s Foundation, are partnering to foster innovation in research and technology for the benefit of health care in BC in support of the Cascadia Innovation Corridor.

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