St. Paul’s Hospital

Two visitors, two security guards pepper sprayed at St. Paul’s Hospital

VANCOUVER—Police hope to find a man responsible for pepper spraying the entrance of St. Paul’s Hospital this afternoon.

Providence Health Spokesman Dave Lefebvre says the man entered the hospital screaming.

He says the suspect ran out the building before the fire doors could be locked.

Hayley Cooper reports

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In an analysis of about 460 patients with failed bioprosthetic aortic valves who underwent transcatheter valve-in-valve implantation, overall survival at one year was 83 percent, with survival associated with surgical valve size and mechanism of failure, according to a study in the July 9 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Four people pepper sprayed at St Paul’s Hospital

Four people injured after screaming man deploys pepper spray inside St. Paul’s Hospital

VANCOUVER—Four people have suffered minor injuries after a screaming man deployed pepper spray inside St. Paul’s Hospital on Monday afternoon.

Dave Lefebvre with Providence Health Care says the man walked into the main entrance at about 4 PM, screaming about something, and set off the spray.

Amy Judd reports

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Crazed man armed with pepper spray forces closure of St. Paul’s Hospital lobby

The main lobby of St. Paul’s Hospital was shut down for about an hour Monday after a screaming man deployed pepper spray inside the hospital, injuring four people.

Dave Lefebvre of Providence Health said a man entered the downtown Vancouver hospital’s front doors shortly after 4 PM, started screaming, then sprayed either pepper spray or bear spray into the air before fleeing the hospital.

Cheryl Chan reports

Paul Terry: driven to succeed

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 Dominic Schaefer reports

The end to hospital visiting hours: a mixed blessing?

Hospitals across BC are letting visitors drop in on patients 24/7 now. Is that always a good thing?

Pamela Fayerman reports

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Providence hospitals remove restrictions on visiting hours

Photograph by: Bill Keay , PNG

Loudspeaker announcements signalling the end of visiting hours are now a thing of the past at St. Paul’s Hospital and all other Providence Health Care facilities, which are now welcoming visitors 24-7.

Providence’s 16 acute, rehab and long-term care facilities are believed to be the first in B.C. to drop visiting-hour restrictions. Other hospitals and health regions are considering doing likewise.

No more visiting hour restrictions at Providence hospitals

You now have the freedom to visit your loved ones in whenever you want at certain Metro Vancouver hospitals.

Providence Health Care facilities is scrapping visiting hour restrictions.

Nurse Shannon Parsons was the lead on bringing in the change.

“The family presence policy is just one component of a culture of care that’s changing at Providence Health, and how much we’re committed to family and patient-centred care, and we’re fully committed to it as an organization,” she tells us.

Martin MacMahon Reports


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