PUBLIC INFORMATION BULLETIN ON THE RESUMPTION OF ELECTIVE SURGERIES
This Information Bulletin was issued to the public this morning.
Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) and Providence Health Care (PHC) are implementing new measures to help keep patients, clients, staff and medical staff safe as scheduled elective surgeries resume in the coming weeks.
As part of VCH and PHC restart plans, access to expanded health care services such as surgical, ambulatory and community services, diagnostic imaging and lab testing will resume in a safe manner with protective measures in place.
On May 19, VCH and PHC will begin increasing surgical capacity across all its hospitals, and restarting elective surgeries so patients have access to the care they need. The plan to restart elective surgeries will be implemented in stages.
Read the full Information Bulletin here.
If you need to reach PHC’s Infection Prevention and Control Team (IPAC), please call local 69357. Do not contact individual IPAC team members.