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COVID-19 All-Staff Bulletin - Nov. 6, 2020

We have one COVID-19 curve in B.C., and we all have a role to play to get through this storm and push our curve back down.”  - Dr. Bonnie Henry 

Please note: Numbers are updated at approximately 5 p.m. each day.

New CasesToday's Total CasesCumulative Total
BCTotal998 (for two days)4,89118,714 (13,425 recovered)
Hospitalized1331,144
ICU Patients43
Deaths5281
VCH/PHCHospitalized157385
ICU Patients17146
On Ventilator1082
Discharged25286
Deaths (hospital/ICU)46
SPHHospitalized20
ICU Patients8
On Ventilator5
Discharged
(within the last 24 hours)
1
Deaths
MSJHospitalized1
Discharged0
Situation Update
  • Today,  589 new cases were announced, for a total of 17,149 in the province.  
  • There are 3,741 active cases. 7,887 people are under active public health monitoring.  
  • Currently 104 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, 28 of whom are in intensive care.  
  • New cases by health authority region: VCH – 146; Fraser Health – 402; Island Health - 5; Interior Health - 24; Northern Health - 12. 
  • There have been two new deaths, for a total of 275 COVID-related deaths in BC.   
  • There have been six new health-care facility outbreaks. In total, 31 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and four acute-care facilities have active outbreaks. 
  • Read today’s Joint Statement
  • For the latest COVID numbers across the province, please see the BCCDC dashboard.  

PHC COVID UPDATE

The recent COVID infection surge in the community is continuing to impact PHC hospitals.

MASKS, SCRUBS, “SAFE SIX” & MORE: SECOND WAVE RECAP FOR CLINICAL STAFF

Submitted on behalf of Christopher De Bono, PhD, Vice President, Mission, People & Ethics.  

Amid new restrictions on gatherings in private homes, expectations on mask use in public and record-breaking numbers of new COVID-19 cases in BC, we are providing a recap of four key areas to ensure the health and safety of our staff and those in our care. 

FACES OF THE FRONT LINES AT PROVIDENCE: 50 YEARS AT ST. PAUL’S!

Sharon Johnson has been officially retired for 17 years, but that hasn’t stopped her from continuing to work at St. Paul’s Hospital several days a week, sometimes even five days a week. 

ACCESSING YOUR COVID-19 TEST RESULTS

Read the latest on two ways to access COVID test results.

WERE YOU DIAGNOSED WITH COVID-19? PHC WANTS TO HEAR YOUR STORY

Have you tested positive for COVID-19 and would like to share your story (option to remain anonymous)? We would like to hear from you.  

SOCIAL BUBBLE AND “SAFE 6”- WHAT DOES THIS MEAN

Since the start of the Pandemic, we’ve been advised to keep our “bubble” small, but that seems to mean different things to different people. 

COMPLETE A SURVEY TO IMPROVE THE VIRTUAL HEALTH USER EXPERIENCE

Help us improve Virtual Health Visits! Please share your feedback in our online survey between November 2 - 30. 

SPH PALLIATIVE CARE UNIT HAS RETURNED TO 10D

The Palliative Care Unit at St. Paul’s Hospital returned to 10D earlier this week. 

A SON’S WARNING – TAKE COVID-19 SERIOUSLY. PLEASE SHARE.

Over the months since his mother’s tragic passing, Jason Allard  has transformed his initial anger toward Providence Health Care into a desire to use Elder Carole’s story to advocate for change.

GET YOUR FLU IMMUNIZATION TODAY AT ONE OF OUR FLU CLINICS

As we make our way into flu season, getting your flu shot is especially important in the light of the current COVID-19 pandemic. 

RESEARCH IN THE TIME OF COVID-19: Q&A WITH DR. CHRIS RYERSON

In this Q&A series, we’re asking PHC researchers and research staff to reflect on their experience over the past few months and share how they’re adapting to the new world we live in. 

CST UPDATE: KEEPING UP OUR PROGRESS

We’re nearing the end of the second week since we flipped the switch on CST Cerner at our Cycle 2 clinics – we’re very pleased with how smooth this go-live has been! 

A GIFT FOR YOU!!

As we head into the holiday season, our friends at Meadowlands Horticultural want to say thank you for all you have done this year to keep our patients and residents safe. 

DID YOU SEE THE LATEST SIMULATED PHISHING EXERCISE - “CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS ?!?” ?

Did you spot the simulated phishing email sent out last week? If not, it's okay. Here are the details... 

PLANNED POWER OUTAGES AT SPH – SATURDAY, NOV. 7

Due to electrical maintenance, on Saturday, November 7, between 6:45 - 7:00 a.m, there will be a 20 second power outage affecting normal power only in the Providence Building, Burrard South and McDonald wing. 

ICYMI: DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION - COURAGEOUS CONVERSATIONS ABOUT POWER AND ANTI-RACISM AT THE STRUCTURAL LEVEL

At this session panelists examined the diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) best practices for success at the organizational level to implement a deep institutional change. 

FROM THE DAILY SCAN: NEW PROGRAM AT SPH AIMS TO IMPOVE OPIOID PRESCRIBING PRACTICES

As British Columbia’s opioid overdose crisis continues, a new program at St. Paul’s Hospital is working to improve opioid prescribing for patients admitted to hospital so they don’t develop future opioid misuse or addiction. 

STAFF WELLNESS AND SUPPORT

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

This page last updated Nov 6, 2020 4:27pm PST