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“Lights of Hope” fund raising campaign kicks off

George Keulen, Former Patient and Spiritual Care Provider at St. Paul’s & Dick Vollet, CEO & President, St. Paul’s Foundation join us to talk about this year’s Lights of Hope celebration.

‘Nobody Knows’: UBC struggles to respond to Vancouver’s fentanyl crisis (Dr. Michael Krausz)

Fentanyl in Vancouver is a crisis traditional health services at UBC aren't prepared to face.

Deaths after cardiac surgery low but many patients readmitted to B.C. hospitals after heart procedures

B.C. has the highest rate in Canada of patients being rushed back to hospitals after angioplasty procedures done to open up blocked heart vessels.

National Addictions Awareness Week: battling addiction (Dr. Seonaid Nolan)

This week is National Addictions Awareness Week. Dr. Seonaid Nolan, a St. Paul’s Hospital addictions physician, joins Global News Morning to talk about why it’s important to raise awareness this week.

Lights of Hope celebration includes fireworks, choirs, hot chocolate

The public is invited to celebrate the return of the Lights of Hope to St. Paul’s Hospital this Thursday, Nov. 16, which includes the lighting of more than 200 stars and 100,000 sparkling lights spanning the equivelant of 10 kilometres.

Long Read: This Doctor Might Have the Answer to the Fentanyl Crisis (Dr. Evan Wood)

Dr. Evan Wood has a controversial idea for treating the fentanyl crisis—fight drugs with drugs. Are we ready for his radical plan?

See over 100,000 sparkling light bulbs & fireworks shine at Lights of Hope this Thursday

It’s almost time.

Prescription heroin: The alternative approach to opioid addiction? (Crosstown Clinic)

As deaths continue to escalate from the opioid and heroin crisis across the country and here in Georgia, Channel 2 Action News visited an addiction clinic doing something you may say is unthinkable: giving heroin to addicts. 

Rising violence against staff in Vancouver hospitals leaves stakeholders searching for explanations

One day in March 2015, Virna Joy Bation began her shift as a registered nurse at Vancouver General Hospital like any other. On her list of patients was an 80-year-old woman who was scheduled for a bath. Reviewing the woman’s chart, Bation read that she could be verbally abusive. There was nothing so unusual about that, but she brought a second nurse plus a care aid with her, just in case.

'Toxic' culture of fear, bullying tearing apart Nanaimo hospital: report

A scathing new report says a toxic workplace culture has Nanaimo Regional General Hospital heading for self-destruction.

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