Providence In The News

Lights of Hope fundraiser begins this week with fireworks and bright displays (LOH, SPH)

The holiday season is just around the corner and one of the city’s largest fundraising events is returning this week.

For the record (LOH, SPH)

Hats Off: Business in Vancouver welcomes submissions from local small businesses and large corporations alike that demonstrate examples of corporate philanthropy and community involvement in the Vancouver area.

31-year-old Langford mom looking for second kidney donor after first transplant failed (SPH)

Drielle Tousignant is a 31-year-old mother to 10-year-old Logan who will soon spend several hours every day on kidney dialysis.

BCNU says nursing vacancies in emergency department gradually being filled (SPH)

A nursing crisis in the emergency department at St. Paul’s Hospital caused by resignations and personnel turnover is gradually being resolved after the B.C. Nurses’ Union forced a formal review.

Open house date set for new St. Paul’s hospital rezoning application (SPH)

A rezoning application dealing with the plan to build the new St. Paul’s Hospital and health care campus on an 18.4-acre site in False Creek Flats goes to an open house November 20.

Canada’s Bold Steps to Reduce Opioid Overdoses (Crosstown, SPH)

Vancouver, Canada’s supervised injection sites offer people a safer place to use, often helping those with a long history of addiction who don’t respond to oral treatments like methadone and Suboxone.

SFU’s 2018 Vanier Scholar explores impact of Vancouver’s housing and overdose crises on women (BC-CfE & BCCSU)

Does single room accommodation housing shape women’s drug- and health-related outcomes, including their risk of overdose?

B.C. pharmacists to undergo specialized opioid training (BCCSU)

B.C. pharmacists will soon be required to undergo special training designed to reduce the stigma and increase knowledge to combat the province’s staggering opioid overdose crisis.

On-demand HIV tests now available throughout Interior Health region (Dr. Julio Montaner, BC-CfE)

Getting tested for HIV just got easier for residents across the Interior Health region, now that on-demand testing is available at all IH laboratories.

Saskatoon Sanctum's angel's cradle idea put on hold (Dr. Geoffrey Cundiff)

The organizers of a proposed Saskatoon program which would allow mothers to remain anonymous when turning over their newborns for care have pressed pause on their plans. 

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