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COVID-19 Staff Bulletin - April 2, 2020

I want you to know that we’re giving this fight everything we’ve got. Governments of all orders are organizing the most significant civic mobilization since WWII..... Doctors and nurses, truckers and air cargo operators are scaling up operations to levels we’ve never seen before in our history.” - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, daily briefing to Canadians

New CasesToday's Total CasesCumulative Total
BCTotal92,558 (2,153 recovered)
Hospitalized33
ICU Patients6
Deaths2164
VCH/PHCHospitalized11158
ICU Patients471
On Ventilator443
Discharged0119
Deaths (hospital/ICU)028
SPHHospitalized029
ICU Patients08
On Ventilator08
Discharged
(within the last 24 hours)
026
Deaths06
MSJHospitalized09
Discharged09
Please note: Numbers are updated at approximately 5 p.m. each day.
Situation Update
  • There are 55 new COVID-19 test positive cases today – 1,121 confirmed cases in total

  • 525 test positive cases in VCH

  • Six additional deaths in the last 24 hours, 31 in total

  • 149 people are hospitalized in BC, 68 people in ICU

  • PHC has 16 confirmed cases – 14 at SPH (two in ICU), two at MSJ

  • 641 people have recovered

  • There has been a community outbreak at the Okanagan Regional Centre that is being actively managed

  • The federal government received a shipment of more than one million masks last night, in addition to the ten million masks that came in over the past few days and are being distributed to provinces and territories.

  • To read the full transcript of the Prime Minister’s remarks for Thursday, April 2nd, click here.

PHC ALL-STAFF TOWN HALL THIS FRIDAY APR 3, 9AM

All staff and medical staff are invited to Friday's Town Hall.

COMING SOON: COLOUR CODED INPATIENT ZONES

As our acute areas across St. Paul’s and Mount Saint Joseph hospitals experience higher volumes of known or suspected cases of COVID-19, we are adopting a process to easily communicate the level of personal protective equipment (PPE) required in each inpatient care area.

MORAL DISTRESS DURING COVID-19

Moral distress can occur when staff feel they are unable to “do the right thing” - to act and work ethically. During our current COVID-19 pandemic, the person and family centred care that is normally at the heart of our ethical practice will be challenged by the need to protect the health of the community at large. 

REMINDER: STAFF SUPPORT - SUPPORT LINE AND STAFF MENTAL HEALTH & WELLNESS RESOURCES

To alleviate some of the immense stress on our staff and medical staff who are engaged in PHC’s COVID-19 response, Providence has several support resources in place for staff to sustain us going forward. 

REMINDER: USE THE DEDICATED STAFF AND MEDICAL STAFF ENTRANCES AT SPH

To ensure your health and safety, a reminder to staff and medical staff to ONLY use the three dedicated staff entrances into St. Paul’s.  

KEEP YOUR TWO METRE DISTANCE - EVEN IN ELEVATORS

Please observe physical distancing guidelines while taking the elevator. 

FREE PARKING FOR STAFF, MEDICAL STAFF AND THE PUBLIC - UPDATE

On Monday, the provincial government announced the suspension of pay parking for patients, staff, and visitors effective April 1 until further notice.

VEHICLES FOR STAFF DEALING WITH A LENGTHY OR CROWDED TRANSIT COMMUTE

We are pleased to inform you that Evo has provided a few dozen of their vehicles to Providence Health Care for the month of April. 

FREE OR DISCOUNT OFFERS FOR HEALTH CARE WORKERS

To alleviate some of the immense stress on staff during the COVID-19 response, local businesses and services are offering discounts and designated shopping hours for health care workers. Click here to read more. 

FEEL GOOD MOMENT: FOUNDATION DONORS THANK YOU!

St. Paul’s Foundation has been overwhelmed by an outpouring of support and gratitude for Providence staff and caregivers. Our donors are extremely thankful to all of you for providing such compassionate care every single day. 

This page last updated Apr 2, 2020 5:12pm PDT