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Fighting heroin with heroin

Doctors use prescription heroin to treat those with severe opioid addictions

Providence Health Care receives Patient Safety Champion Organization Award

At Providence Health Care, we are proud of the work we’ve done to put patients first, so when patients themselves commend us, we know we are on the right track. On October 30, PHC’s David Thompson was in Edmonton to accept the prestigious Patient Safety Champion Award, given by the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) and HealthcareCAN.

Providence Crosstown Clinic: Experiences of a safe injection facility in the Downtown Eastside

The idea of providing safe injection sites for people with active substance use has been a central discussion in Canadian public health policy and social politics. The intent of healthcare organziations actually providing the drug has proved even more challenging. However, the evidence is clear, both in other jurisdictions where these services are part of public healthcare, and in Vancouver.

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