Providence Health Care

BC Centre for Excellence in HIV AIDS Celebrates 30 Years

Since its inception in 1992, the advancements made by BC-CfE staff and its international collaborators have transformed HIV from a rapidly progressing fatal disease to a chronic and manageable illness that is highly, and easily, preventable.

In 1981, when HIV cases first appeared in North America, a group of dedicated health care providers at St. Paul’s Hospital came together to tackle this mysterious illness and in 1986 formed a comprehensive primary care clinic and specialized research unit which is now known as the John Ruedy Clinic, housed in the hospital.

Read more about the Centre’s ground-breaking achievements on The Daily Scan.

During National Indigenous History Month, PHC encourages ongoing learning towards cultural safety and humility

June is National Indigenous History Month, an opportunity to honor and recognize the rich and diverse cultures, languages and traditions of Indigenous Peoples across Canada. Most importantly, it is a month to celebrate the strength and resiliency of First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities, families and individuals.

Providence Health Care (PHC) has made the bold commitment to embed Truth and Reconciliation in everything we do—and this year we launched our Indigenous Wellness and Reconciliation Action Plan.


New Pregnancy, Birthing and Newborn Centre website now live

The Maternity Centre has launched a new website that showcases the inclusive, accessible, and comprehensive maternity care services offered at St. Paul’s Hospital. To better reflect this work, the Centre has also renamed itself the Pregnancy, Birthing and Newborn Centre. 

The new website, organized based on feedback from past St. Paul’s Hospital maternity patients and other new parents, is designed to be warm and welcoming. The language throughout is patient-centred and, as much as possible, gender-neutral.



The Indigenous Wellness Program at Providence Health Care supports self-identified Indigenous patients and families by providing access to traditional cultural practices and community supports. READ MORE.