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Centre performs 1,000th transcatheter heart valve procedure

On June 5, 2014, St. Paul’s Hospital broadcasted a live transcatheter aortic valve implantation – on an awake patient (not under general anesthesia) – to the Transcatheter Valve Therapies Conference taking place June 5-7, 2014 at The Westin Bayshore.

Closing of St. Paul's Hospital’s AIDS ward is symbolic of progress

For more than a decade, Ward 10C was ground zero in Canada’s struggle against the AIDS epidemic.

An otherwise sterile and unremarkable room within Vancouver’s St. Paul’s Hospital, Ward 10C was a place where patients came to die. The generic name was code for the hospital’s AIDS unit.

Success morphs St. Paul's Hospital's AIDS ward

British Columbia Premier Christy Clark, right, embraces Dr. Julio Montaner, director for the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, after announcing the dedicated AIDS ward at St. Paul's Hospital would no longer just treat patients with HIV/AIDS because of a lack of demand due to the success of the centre, during a news conference in Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday May 27, 2014.

A Vancouver hospital ward once so stigmatized it was only referred to by code name has been transformed from an AIDS-dedicated centre now the illness has been “virtually controlled” in the province.

St. Paul’s Hospital in the city’s core is repurposing the floor that nursing staff would only identify as “10C,” because of a near-elimination of AIDS cases in British Columbia and the associated drop in need for high-maintenance HIV care.

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

Studies track impact of racism on Indigenous health (BC-CfE)

Research led by SFU health sciences associate professor Angela Kaida shows that women living with HIV who experience high levels of racism are less likely to be engaged in HIV care. 

Everyday racism hinders Indigenous women with HIV from accessing care (BC-CfE)

Indigenous women living with HIV experience everyday incidents of racism that impede their access to care disproportionately to other groups, according to a study involving more than 1,400 women across Canada.

Nearly 4,000 Canadians died of opioid overdoses in 2017: Health Canada (BCCSU)

The overdose epidemic claimed nearly 4,000 lives in 2017, according to new figures released by Health Canada.

Loneliness, falls and over-medicating afflict seniors in B.C. care homes (Youville)

The crossword on Dennise Keefe’s door is a nine-word autobiography: His friend Chris saved his life, he was a short-order cook, he loves rock ‘n’ roll music, he’s a whiz at cards, and he makes coffee every morning at his long-term residential-care facility.

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