A new kind of long-term care is coming to Comox and none too soon for the residents and families who are watching Providence Living Place, Together by the Sea rise on the former 14- acres site of St. Joseph’s Hospital, in Comox.
St. Paul’s Hospital is an acute care, teaching and research hospital located in downtown Vancouver. It is home to many world-class medical and surgical programs, including heart and lung services, HIV/AIDS, mental health, emergency, critical care, kidney care, elder care and numerous surgical specialties.
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Main Switchboard: 604-682-2344
Contact a Patient: 604-684-6532
Compliments and Complaints: 604-806-8284
Human Resources: 604-806-8007
Pre-Admission Clinic: 604-806-8622
Social Work: 604-806-8221 Well Wishes Patient Records
Mount Saint Joseph is an acute care community hospital and long-term care facility, offering emergency services, acute care, long-term care, ambulatory care services and a full range of diagnostic services.
Parking is available at the hospital and on the nearby streets. Please note that parking is restricted during certain hours on Kingsway. Please click here for a parking map.
New (January 20, 2022):Starting March 4, 2022, pay parking will be reinstated at B.C. health authority sites to ensure that parking spots are available for patients, staff, volunteers and visitors, and so that free parking can continue to be extended to those who regularly receive certain treatments in acute-care settings. Read the Ministry of Health announcement.
Drop Off & Pick Up:
Emergency/Surgical Day Care entrance
Main entrance (off Prince Edward Street)
#19 Metrotown Station/Stanley Park
#N19 Downtown/Scott Road Nightbus
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Main Switchboard: 604-874-1141
Compliments and Complaints: 604-806-8284
Human Resources: 604-806-8007
Elder Care Ambulatory Clinic: 604-877-8371 or 604-877-8181
Pre-Admission Clinic: 604-877-8176
Delia Tetrault Eye Clinic: 604-877-8172
Surgical Day Care: 604-877-8333
X-Ray-Ultrasound-Mammography: 604-877-8323 Patient Records Well Wishes
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St. Vincent’s: Langara is a complex care long-term care facility located in Vancouver. The residence is home to 197 residents from a variety of cultural backgrounds, as well as a specialized unit serving 20 adult mental health clients.
St. Vincent’s: Brock Fahrni is a long-term care home located on Vancouver’s west side. It is home to 148 residents, many of whom are armed forces veterans. Our programs are greatly enriched by our association with Veterans Affairs Canada, the Royal Canadian Legion and Army Navy Air Force Veterans in Canada.
The Crosstown Clinic is the first clinic in North America to offer medical-grade heroin (diacetylmorphine) and the legal analgesic hydromorphone within a supervised clinical setting to chronic substance use patients.
Providence operates seven community dialysis units in Vancouver and the Coastal regions: in North Vancouver, Powell River, Richmond, Sechelt, Squamish, Vancouver and East Vancouver. These community dialysis units help patients receive this life-saving procedure closer to home.
Emergency nurses are on the literal front lines of patient care. They tend for people coming through the hospital doors when they may be at their lowest. Emergency nurses at Providence Health Care often receive extra training in areas such as triage, trauma and geriatrics in addition to their emergency nurse training. ED nurses at the organization have a lot in common. They love the fast pace, the diverse patient cases and the culture of teamwork that sustains them in an often stressful environment.
PHC Facilities team brings home best in Canada award for energy reduction
On September 20, 2022, the IFHE 2022 Global Healthcare Energy Award was recently presented to Providence Health Care, St. Vincent’s: Brock Fahrni for achieving the largest health care facility energy reduction in Canada!
In 2020, under the direction of Tony Munster, Executive Director, Projects, Planning & Facilities Management, a decision was made to implement a cooling system at St. Vincent’s: Brock Fahrni.
The goal of this new system? To improve resident comfort and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at PHC.
Canada's second National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
A message from Harmony Johnson, Vice President, Indigenous Wellness and Reconciliation, PHC:
Today Canada marks the second National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. September 30th has been observed as Orange Shirt Day since 2013, and will continue to be a time to commemorate the history of residential schools in Canada, and honour the survivors, the ones who did not come home and their families and communities.
HOW A STRANGER, A DOG AND A LIFE-SAVING MACHINE HELPED A CARDIAC-ARREST CASE
April 7, 2022 was probably the worst day of Cliff Shim’s life.
It may also have been his luckiest.
Shim, 44, is here to tell the story of how he went running with his dog in downtown Vancouver that night, around 10.30 pm when suddenly, his heart stopped. He collapsed, in cardiac arrest – technically dead.
But some fortuitous decisions he made that day, the help of a stranger who knew CPR, his proximity to St. Paul’s, and the availability of a live-saving machine at the hospital played roles in saving his life.
At St. Paul's Hospital, security can now administer nasal naloxone to patients or visitors who may have overdosed, both inside the hospitals and on the grounds outside.
“Providing effective security services is more than just protecting people and property,” says Jonathan Acorn, Operations Director with Lower Mainland Integrated Protection Services (IPS). “We’re helping those who need it however we can.”
“It’s been a great initiative and has provided life saving interventions on a weekly basis,” agrees Dave Mason, IPS Protection Operation Coordinator for Vancouver Coastal Health and Providence.
Findings contained in thislatest reportcover the period from January to December 2021 of SPH’s OSP.
AT NEW ST. PAUL’S HOSPITAL NICU, BIG CHANGES FOR TINIEST PATIENTS
The biggest transformation in care is in store for the smallest patients St. Paul’s Hospital will treat at its future site.
The new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is one of the best examples of how care will be transformed at the new St. Paul’s Hospital. Located on the second floor of the new hospital, the NICU will see important improvements such as single-family rooms, the ability to care for low-risk postpartum parents inside the NICU rooms, and the ability to care for sicker babies.
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.