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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

Over the past month, Canadian Press reporter Amy Smart has interviewed several Providence people in various departments to learn more about the huge team effort it takes to care for one COVID-19 patient. She follows the journey of one patient, from the paramedic call, to the ED, to the lab, as well as the ICU. In her story, she says at least 125 people have helped in the direct care for this one patient.

The feature story was published today in many news outlets across the country, including the National Post and Vancouver Sun. Read the full story here.
There was also a sidebar to accompany the main feature story, also published in several media outlets. Read the story here.

This page last updated May 1, 2020 6:19pm PDT