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COVID-19 Medical Staff Bulletin - March 2, 2021

“We have also learned that the approved vaccines are highly effective at providing protection with the initial dose. This means we can safely adjust the time between doses. Setting second doses at 16 weeks allows us to use our available supply to protect far more people, far sooner.”

Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, and Adrian Dix, Minister of Health

Please note: Numbers are updated on weekdays at 5 p.m.

New CasesToday's Total CasesCumulative Total
BCTotal4384,67981,367
Hospitalized243
ICU Patients63
Deaths21,365
VCH/PHCHospitalized9751,033
ICU Patients219307
On Ventilator07155
Discharged411817
Deaths (hospital/ICU)1143
PHCHospitalized315*359
ICU Patients17*93
On Ventilator01*46
Discharged
(within the last 24 hours)
4293
Deaths037
*patients that are currently being cared for as COVID-positive
Situation Update
  • 438 new cases were announced, with nine new epi-linked cases, for a total of 81,367 cases in British Columbia.
    • New cases by health authority region:
      • VCH – 137
      • Fraser Health – 249
      • Island Health – 19
      • Interior Health – 16
      • Northern Health – 17
  • To date, 283,182 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in B.C., 86,537 of which are second doses. Immunization data is available on the COVID-19 dashboard at: www.bccdc.ca
  • Read Tuesday's joint statement on BC's COVID-19 response.

B.C MOVES TO PHASE 2 OF COVID-19 IMMUNIZATION PLAN, PROTECTS SENIORS

More than 400,000 people in British Columbia will be immunized from March to early April as the Province moves into Phase 2 of the largest immunization rollout in B.C.’s history.

NEW POLICY SUPPORTS REMOTE WORK FOR PROVIDENCE STAFF

In the year since COVID-19 changed the way we live and work, we have learned that remote work meets some of these needs and improves work-life balance. With this in mind, PHC is introducing a new Working Remotely Policy.

PROVIDENCE RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF CANADA’S BEST DIVERSITY EMPLOYERS

Earlier today, the editors at Mediacorp’s Canada’s Top 100 Employers project announced the winners of the annual Canada’s Best Diversity Employers. Providence Health Care is proud to be selected as one of 70 employers in the country to receive this designation.

LAST CHANCE TO TAKE YOUR PHC PULSE! SURVEY CLOSES FRIDAY, MARCH 5

The PHC Pulse Check Survey will close on Friday, March 5. Please take five minutes to complete this short all staff and medical staff survey, if you have not already.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN RESEARCH & PATIENT CARE IMPROVEMENT? JOIN THE PHC PRACTICE-BASED RESEARCH CHALLENGE!

Submitted by Agnes T. Black, RN MPH, Director, Health Services & Clinical Research and Knowledge Translation

Join this year’s PHC Practice-Based Research Challenge, bringing evidence-based practice to life and demonstrating how research at the bedside can improve patient outcomes.

AND THE NAME OF PHC’S NEW INTRANET NAME IS…

Congratulations to Carol Poon, who submitted the winning entry in our contest to name the new intranet!

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT – ALL OF PROVIDENCE LONG TERM CARE NOW LIVE ON CST CERNER!

At 0600 Sunday morning, the last of Providence Health Care’s long term care sites - St. Vincent’s: Langara and St. Vincent’s: Brock Fahrni – successfully went live on CST Cerner, joining St. Paul’s Hospital, Mount Saint Joseph Hospital and long term care home, Holy Family Hospital rehab and long term care, and Youville Residence on this system.

FIRST-EVER VIRTUAL SCOTIABANK FEAST OF FORTUNE DELIGHTS VIEWERS, INSPIRES DONORS!

PHC staff, donors, sponsors, performers, and members of the community came together last Thursday to welcome the Year of the Ox at our first-ever virtual Scotiabank Feast of Fortune.

YOU ARE HERE FOR THEM, WE ARE HERE FOR YOU

Please call the Staff COVID-19 Support line: 604-806-9925 or x69925 to receive a call back from a PHC staff person trained in psychological first aid. They will provide you with support and wellness resources.

PROVIDENCE IN THE NEWS

FROM THE DAILY SCAN: RARE DISEASES A HEAVY FINANCIAL, HEALTH BURDEN: CHÉOS RESEARCHER

When the Purcells brought their new baby, Trey, home from the hospital, he was a seemingly healthy newborn. But he quickly began to develop a series of health complications. 

This page last updated Mar 2, 2021 5:39pm PST