St. Paul’s Hospital

Doctors hope to repurpose cholesterol drug to treat often-deadly sepsis reactions

“Of the sickest patients that arrive at St. Paul’s Hospital, about two-thirds to three-quarters are there due to severe infection,” said lead researcher John Boyd, founder of Cyon Therapeutics. “That’s around 500 patients a year and half of them will die. It’s even worse in the developing world, where six to eight million people die of sepsis every year.”

Cash flowed, pot smoke billowed at Vancouver's 4/20 event (St. Paul's Hospital)

“It was super slow at the beginning, but now everybody is getting hungry and thirsty,” Whonnock said as she served a steady stream of customers buying $8 bannock sandwiches and $2 bottles of water.

Vancouver 4/20 pot protest morphs into chilled-out beach party (St. Paul's Hospital)

Vancouver’s annual 4/20 pot rally felt less like a protest and more like a beach party this year as revellers headed to English Bay to bake in the sun.

16 people sent to hospital after Vancouver's 4/20 event (St. Paul's Hospital)

 

At least 16 people were admitted to St. Paul’s Hospital on Wednesday after their 4/20 celebrations took a turn for the worse.

 

Plenty of partying, some politics at Vancouver 4/20 event (St. Paul's Hospital)

The first 4/20 rally held at Vancouver’s Sunset Beach felt as much like a music festival as a protest, with some vendors promoting Hollywood movies and smartphone apps rather than flouting drug laws.

City of Vancouver to permanently close one block of Robson Street (New St. Paul's Hospital)

The 800-block of Robson — between Hornby and Howe — is typically closed to traffic in summer months to create a public plaza connecting both sides of Robson Square. During those months, one of the few bus routes to and from the West End is rerouted by several blocks, diverting passengers — many of them seniors — away from the downtown core.

Time for Vancouver cops to make 420 arrests (St. Paul's Hospital)

Vancouver Police Chief Adam Palmer, when asked about the drug, told 24 Hours, “Marijuana falls into the scheme of things, but definitely low down in priority.”

Perkins+Will team wins Vancouver hospital job

Providence Health Care has hired Perkins+Will, Sterling Planning Alliance and Farrow to do programming and conceptual design for a new St. Paul's Hospital and campus on Station Street in Vancouver. They will work with stakeholders on design, size and types of facilities needed to house future programs and services on the 18.5-acre campus in False Creek Flats.

PHC Selects Design Team For New St. Paul’s Hospital

Providence Health Care (PHC) has selected the design team ofPerkins+Will, in association with Sterling Planning Alliance(Sterling) and Farrow for the development of a business plan for the new St. Paul’s Hospital and integrated health campus in Vancouver, Canada.

Marijuana rally ‘necessary’ despite legalization promise, activist says (St. Paul's Hospital)

Optimism mixed with thick clouds of pot smoke in downtown Vancouver last year as tens of thousands of people gathered for the annual “4-20” marijuana legalization rally under a massive banner featuring Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s face on a rolling paper.
 

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