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COVID-19 STAFF BULLETIN - May 25, 2020

“Our first weekend of renewed social and economic contacts went well. Thank you to everyone who’s helping get our BC restart plan off to a strong start.” - Health Minister Adrian Dix, May 25 

New CasesToday's Total CasesCumulative Total
BCTotal122,530 (2,102 recovered)
Hospitalized37
ICU Patients7
Deaths4161
VCH/PHCHospitalized15158
ICU Patients471
On Ventilator443
Discharged0116
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
  • 12 new cases of COVID-19 announced in BC in the last 48 hours, for a total of 272 active cases.

  • 4 new COVID-19 related deaths, all linked to Langley Lodge long-term care facility, reported in the last 48 hours, for a total of 161 deaths in BC.

  • Of the total COVID-19 cases, 37 individuals are hospitalized, 7 of whom are in intensive care.

  • The total number of reported COVID-19 cases in the province is 2,530. 2,102 people who tested positive have recovered (83% of cases).

  • There have been no new health care outbreaks. In total, 14 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and 2 acute-care units have active outbreaks.

  • There have been no new community outbreaks. Public health teams continue to provide support to existing outbreaks at federal corrections facilities and Nature’s Touch frozen fruit processing plant in Abbotsford.

BCNU AND HEABC OUTLINE JOINT ROLL-OUT OF ARTICLE 60

The British Columbia Nurses’ Union (BCNU) and Health Employers Association of British Columbia (HEABC) have provided a joint update on the Patient Care Assessment Process (PCAP) and Working Short Premium. Please see the update below regarding the joint roll-out of Article 60.

REMINDER: USE OF NON-MEDICAL MASKS IN MANAGING COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION OF COVID-19

-- From Dr. Patty Daly, Chief Medical Health Officer for Vancouver Coastal Health and Providence Health Care

JOIN US FOR A VIRTUAL TOWN HALL ON MAY 28

You are invited to participate in a virtual town hall for all Providence staff, medical staff, researchers and volunteers on Thursday, May 28, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

PARKING UPDATE

Providence continues to provide free parking to patients and staff on its sites and will do so until further notice from the Ministry.  Where capacity is limited, particularly at St. Paul’s Hospital, staff are encouraged to use the free parking for health care workers that will be provided by the City of Vancouver until May 31. Please refer to the guidelines here.

COVID-19 CAN’T HOLD OFF DAILY RADIO SHOW AT HOLY FAMILY

Because large entertainment activities are on hold due to COVID-19 mitigation strategies, care team members at Holy Family have created a daily radio show over the public address system every day at 11 a.m. 

PROVIDENCE LIVING BRAND LAUNCHED – Pandemic Reinforces Need for New Seniors Care Solutions

Providence Residential and Community Care Services Society (PRCC) has rebranded itself as Providence Living to ensure its identity better reflects the organization’s work, aspirations, vision, values and goals.

VULNERABLE SENIORS TO BENEFIT FROM PROVIDENCE LIVING AND ISLAND HEALTH COMOX DEMENTIA VILLAGE AGREEMENT

Seniors in the Comox Valley will soon have access to innovative long-term and dementia care – solutions that will be needed more than ever in a post-COVID-19 world.

“BEND THE ARC” TOWARDS COMPASSION

-- Submitted by PHC Mission 

WELLNESS TIP OF THE DAY

Try to identify and value your own personal COVID Silver-Linings.

T-CON BASIC DOs AND DON’Ts

As people continue to work from home or telecommute due to the COVID-19 pandemic, video and teleconferences have become key communications tool. But, if not managed properly, they can make meetings inefficient and cause annoyances and increased stress (think “Zoom fatigue”).

PROVIDENCE IN THE NEWS

Check out the latest media coverage featuring Providence:

NEWS 1130 - MSJ volunteer canine misses his weekly visits to residents.

This page last updated May 25, 2020 5:34pm PDT