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Giving Back: St. Paul’s Hospital staff in Guatemala

A team of medical volunteers from BC with the organization “Health 4 Humanity” travel to South America, performing hundreds of much-needed surgeries there.

Breakfast Television reports on the naloxone training app (Dr. Andrew Kestler, St. Paul's Hospital)

Breakfast Television reports on the naloxone training app developed by the Emergency Department at St. Paul's Hospital.

Medical Mission Accomplished! (St. Paul's Hospital)

Meet several of the St Paul’s Hospital team just back from a three week humanitarian medical mission in #Guatemala where they performed 385 surgeries, many of those patients were children.

Could vending machines help solve B.C.'s opioid overdose crisis? (Crosstown Clinic)

A leading public health official suggests opioid vending machines could help solve British Columbia's drug overdose epidemic.

Dr. Mark Tyndall, the executive medical director of the BC Centre for Disease Control, said it's one way to get safe drugs into the hands of substance users who are dying in unprecedented numbers because the street drug supply has turned toxic.

Health Canada backs new B.C. plan to provide clean drugs in bid to save people from fentanyl on the streets (Crosstown Clinic)

Vancouver has a history pioneering harm-reduction programs. In 2003, it opened North America’s first supervised-injection facility, Insite. In 2014, it moved a prescription-heroin program beyond the confines of an academic study.

B.C. pharmacies handing out free naloxone kits to combat overdose crisis (St. Paul's Hospital)

British Columbia is expanding efforts to slow the death toll in the opioid overdose crisis by handing out free kits containing the overdose-reversing drug naloxone from pharmacies across the province.

B.C. launches online course in overdose response and encourages people to carry naloxone kits (Dr. Andrew Kestler, St. Paul's Hospital)

B.C.’s overdose epidemic is not a Downtown Eastside problem.

Watch: B.C. team offers online Naloxone tutorial to help prevent overdose deaths (Dr. Andrew Kestler, St. Paul's Hospital)

People can now learn how to administer Naloxone, the antidote to opioid overdose, by watching a five-minute video online.

Growing Surrey population has B.C. government talking about a new hospital south of the Fraser (St. Paul's Hospital)

Surrey is B.C.'s second largest city, but it only has one acute-care health-care facility, Surrey Memorial Hospital.

Global News reports on London Drugs' Stocking Stuffers for Seniors campaign (Mount Saint Joseph Hospital)

Global News visited Mount Saint Joseph Hospital where residents received gifts from London Drugs thanks to its Stocking Stuffers for Seniors campaign.

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