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Excellent Early Experience Reported With Edwards SAPIEN 3 Transcatheter Valve by St. Paul's Doctor John Webb

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (NYSE: EW), the global leader in the science of heart valves and hemodynamic monitoring, today announced that the first data on its most advanced commercially available transcatheter aortic heart valve, the Edwards SAPIEN 3 valve, were presented in a late-breaking clinical trial session at EuroPCR 2014 by John Webb, M.D., director of interventional cardiology and cardiac catheterization laboratories at St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, and professor of cardiology at the University of British Columbia.

New supportive-housing site set to open across from St. Paul's Hospital

Tenants are expected to begin moving in by the end of this month to the newest of 14 supportive-housing projects planned for the city.

The Kettle on Burrard, operated by the Kettle Society, is a 16-storey, 141-unit housing complex located across the street from St. Paul’s Hospital.

The building will house people who have been homeless, living in single-room occupancy hotels, or at risk of homelessness.

Yolande Cole Reports

St. Paul's nurse thanked with fudge delivery during National Nursing Week

One way to say thanks is with a 240-pound fudge delivery.

That’s what organ transplant recipients gave to nurses throughout the province Tuesday during an annual act of gratitude for National Nursing Week.

Last year the patients delivered popcorn, but this year a much stickier present was delivered.

Wynne Chiu, transplant nurse at St. Paul’s Hospital, said her fudge was delivered without incident.

“I’m not quite sure how much, but there’s a significant amount of fudge in our office right now,” Chiu said with a chuckle.

St. Paul's hospital to host workshop on innovative health apps

Ever wonder how it feels to experience the world as someone with autism? Well, there’s a game that can simulate exactly that.

Auti-Sim, a game currently available for free online, was created by a developer, designer, and early childhood educator in Vancouver. Set in a virtual playground, the game allows users to see and feel what childhood play is like for someone with the hypersensitive hearing that can result from autism.

No hospital beds - Public letter

I'm currently in Vancouver at St. Paul's hospital with my 78 year old dad and my 73 year old mother who ended up here for valve replacement on her heart and a vein transplant on her leg.

Dad and I are staying in a nearby hotel and my parents have been here for 28 days. My sisters and I are taking turns helping out because my dad also needs someone around.

Strides being made in fight against MS

Pat and Gerry Wilson remember the phone call they received 11 years ago, informing them that their 24-year-old son was going into a Northern B.C. hospital for steroid treatment after losing sight in his eye.

“He had virtually gone blind,” Gerry said. “He had to receive a three-day treatment in one eye.”

After being referred to St. Paul’s Hospital closer to home in Surrey for further tests, Pat’s maternal instinct kicked in and she knew she had to be there with her son.

“I had this inkling that this was bigger than what we thought it would be,” she recalled.

Letter to Health Minister on Status of St. Paul's Hospital Reconstruction

Spencer Chandra Herbert, Vancouver-West End MLA  wrote a letter to Hon. Terry Lake, Minister of Health on April 24th. The subject was St. Paul's Hospital and specifically the redevelopment of the Hospital. The full letter can be read at the link below.

Click here to read the full letter 

 

St. Paul's patient says he thought he was stabbing devil

A B.C. judge says there's little hope a man found not criminally responsible for plunging a knife into a stranger's chest can be reintegrated into society.

In a B.C. Provincial Court decision last week, Justice Gregory Rideout said Mohamed Amer believed his victim, Terrence Skaley, 71, was the devil when he stabbed the man outside a Vancouver coffee shop in 2012.

According to the court, Amer missed Skaley's heart sac by one millimetre and after being arrested appeared confused that the victim wasn't dead.

Michael Mui Reports

St. Paul's Hospital Redevelopment And Seismic Safety Discussed In Bc Legislature

The following exchange regarding St. Paul's Hospital occurred between NDP MLA George Heyman and health minister Terry Lake in the BC Legislature during Question Period on March 26, 2014.

NDP MLA George Heyman:

Doors open at St. Paul's Hospital mental health emergency unit

Photograph by: Jason Payne , PNG

Nine beds, seclusion rooms, and safety measures such as doors with unbreakable glass and bathrooms free of anything that patients can harm themselves are part of a new unit at Vancouver's St. Paul's Hospital for people with severe mental illnesses or addictions.

The acute behavioural stabilization unit is part of a government promise to address what Vancouver police have described as a mental health crisis in the city.

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