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PROVIDENCE IN THE NEWS: A BEHIND THE SCENES LOOK AT CARING FOR A COVID-19 PATIENT AT SPH

Dr. Del Dorscheid, centre, takes part in board rounds in the COVID-19 intensive care unit at St. Paul's hospital in downtown Vancouver, Tuesday, April 21, 2020. Dorscheid was among the people who cared for a COVID-19 patient. The doctors and nurses who care for the critically ill already understand death is a reality. But COVID-19 has added an emotional burden to their work. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

DISPATCHES FROM B.C.'S FRONT LINES: SEVEN WEEKS OF COVID-19 AS SEEN BY SIX HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

Photo by Jesse Winter/The Globe and Mail

COVID-19 became real to many British Columbians on March 12, just before the start of the spring break. That’s when B.C.’s medical officer of health warned against all non-essential travel outside of Canada and ordered large gatherings to be cancelled.

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​Registered nurse Liana Perruzza attends to a patient in a COVID positive room in the COVID-19 intensive care unit at St. Paul's hospital in downtown Vancouver, Tuesday, April 21, 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS / Jonathan Hayward)

ER visits to St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver drop 40 per cent during pandemic (Glacier Media)

Dr. Daniel Kalla says hospital ‘very safe,’ urges people with medical conditions to attend

Mike Howell / Glacier Media (Community papers across the Province

APRIL 21, 2020 01:29 PM

Patient visits to the emergency department at St. Paul’s Hospital are down 40 per cent since early March and the head of the department is worried people who need medical care are staying away for fear of contracting COVID-19.

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