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COVID-19 STAFF BULLETIN - JULY 23, 2020

If you feel sick or have any symptoms, stay home.  

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New CasesToday's Total CasesCumulative Total
BCTotal303043,392 (2,898 recovered)
Hospitalized16
ICU Patients3
Deaths1190
VCH/PHCHospitalized5171
ICU Patients74
On Ventilator44
Discharged134
Deaths (hospital/ICU)132
SPHHospitalized434
ICU Patients9
On Ventilator9
Discharged
(within the last 24 hours)
22
Deaths13
MSJHospitalized9
Discharged9
HFHResidents52 (17 recovered)
Staff133 (26 recovered)
Total185
Deaths116
Please note: Numbers are updated at approximately 5 p.m. each day.
Situation Update
  • 30 new cases in British Columbia. 

  • 3,392 total cases of COVID-19 in BC, including:

    • 1,051 in the Vancouver Coastal Health Region

    • 1,750 in the Fraser Health Region.

    • 142 in the Island Health Region.

    • 315 in the Interior Health Region.

    • 77 in the Northern Health Region.

    • 57 from outside Canada.

  • There are 304 active cases. 

    • 16 are in hospital and three are in ICU.

  • One additional death, bringing the total who have died from COVID-19 to 190 people.

  • Read the full statement here.

NICU OUTBREAK UPDATE

Thanks to the collective efforts of the Providence COVID outbreak team – and the fast-acting work of the clinical team – there have been no new cases of COVID-19 in the St. Paul’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) since an outbreak was declared by Public Health on July 16. 

HOLY FAMILY HOSPITAL UPDATE

Courageous efforts continue at Holy Family Hospital long term care to end the COVID-19 outbreak that was declared on June 9.

CST UPDATE

This CST bulletin includes key information about CST training activities leading up to the August 31 go-live for ambulatory clinics - cycle 1 and September 13 go-live for long-term care and tertiary mental health.

TOP 10 WAYS THE NEW ST. PAUL’S HOSPITAL WILL BE PANDEMIC-READY

A question we’ve been asked a lot lately is ‘will the new St. Paul’s Hospital be designed for a pandemic?’ Yes, it will. Long before COVID-19 impacted everyone everywhere we were designing the new hospital to be pandemic-ready. 

HELLO, MY NAME IS...

In these uncertain times, we must do our best to deliver care that is compassionate and person and family-centred.

UPDATE ON TEMPORARY PANDEMIC PAY TO SUPPORT FRONT-LINE HEALTH CARE WORKERS

HEABC has announced that lump-sum pandemic payments will be considered remuneration for the purposes of the BC Employer Health Tax. This means that payments will be subject to the same payroll deductions as regular pay; they will not have any effect on benefits that employees are eligible to receive.

FROM THE DAILY SCAN: HOW IMPORTANT IS AN INTRODUCTION, REALLY?

George Keulen has a lot of experience with the health care system in BC. Born with Cystic Fibrosis, he received a double lung transplant as an adult after a nearly 200-day stay in acute care. George can attest to the importance of an introduction - just ask him about the time he had a 15 minute conversation with a health care worker who didn’t introduce themselves or their discipline.

UNIDENTIFIED PAGERS TO BE DECOMMISSIONED ON SEPTEMBER 30

We have a number of PHC owned pagers that do not appear to be in use but we continue to pay for. We need to identify owners for active pagers and their owners by September 30, 2020.  Those that are not identified as having an owner will be decommissioned on that date.

REMINDER: PARKING AT OUR SITES

The City of Vancouver is extending parking exemptions to Health Care Workers until July 31, 2020. The City of Vancouver will continue with their PaybyPhone Exemption System. Please review the documents below for information regarding how to use the new PaybyPhone system and the payment exemption code. Note that the City will be enforcing those who do not follow the directions contained below or fail to display the correct parking sign (they are no longer accepting PHC daily pay danglers on mirrors as identification of HCW).

FROM THE DAILY SCAN: BLOOD TEST COULD PREVENT COVID-19 PATIENTS FROM GETTING SICKER

From being asymptomatic to developing life-threatening symptoms, it’s become clear that people infected with COVID-19 respond to the virus with vastly different degrees of severity.

FROM THE DAILY SCAN: STUDY FINDS EVIDENCE OF PRESERVED HEARING AT END OF LIFE

Is hearing the last sense to go?

FOR PARENTS: HOW TO ENJOY SUMMER DURING COVID-19

As we make family plans for the summer, it is imperative that we continue to follow Dr. Bonnie Henry’s guidelines - plan activities that are safe and local. Below, we have listed recommendations on how to make your summer plans safe and enjoyable for the whole family. 

STAFF WELLNESS AND SUPPORT

The Wellness & Support Team encourages you to reach out for help when you need it.  You’re there for them.  We’re there for you.

This page last updated Jul 23, 2020 4:40pm PDT