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COVID-19 Staff Bulletin - Dec. 15, 2020

“Today is a momentous day in our province with the start of our first COVID-19 vaccine clinics. With immunizations now underway, those who are most vulnerable to severe illness have one more layer of protection that will get stronger as each new person gets immunized.”  

- Dr. Bonnie Henry

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

New CasesToday's Total CasesCumulative Total
BCTotal5229,86043,463 (31,866 recovered)
Hospitalized361
ICU Patients93
Deaths21668
VCH/PHCHospitalized2116650
ICU Patients121204
On Ventilator09111
Discharged411453
Deaths (hospital/ICU)186
PHCHospitalized021216
ICU Patients0559
On Ventilator0434
Discharged
(within the last 24 hours)
2165
Deaths021
Situation Update
  • For Tuesday: 522 new cases of COVID-19, including eight epi-linked cases, for a total of 43,463 cases in British Columbia.
  • There are 9,860  active cases.
  • There are 361 individuals currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 93 of whom are in intensive care.
  • New cases by health authority region since Friday: VCH – 84 ; Fraser Health – 338; Island Health - 7; Interior Health - 56; Northern Health - 37, and no new cases of people who resides outside of Canada.
  • There have been 21 new deaths, for a total of 668 COVID-related deaths in the province.
  • There is one new health-care facility outbreak and one new community outbreak and a community cluster
  • The provincial health officer’s orders restricting all gatherings and events have been extended through to Jan. 8, 2021, at midnight. This includes gatherings in people’s homes and in public venues. Read the orders here.
  • Read Tuesday's joint statement on BC's COVID-19 response.

PROVIDENCE HEALTH CARE RESIDENTIAL CARE AIDE IS THE FIRST PERSON IN B.C. TO RECIEVE COVID-19 VACCINE

Submitted by the PHC Pandemic Response Team

Nisha Yunus, has worked in Long-term care at Mount Saint Joseph Hospital for 41 years. She had the honour of getting B.C.’s first COVID-19 vaccine this afternoon with B.C.’s provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, standing nearby.

PHC COVID RESPONSE UPDATE

We continue to care for a steady number of COVID-positive patients in acute care. As of today, there are 21 hospitalized patients at PHC, 4 of them in ICU.

PROVIDENCE CELEBRATES LONG SERVICE AND MISSION AWARDS VIRTUALLY THIS YEAR

The Mission Integration and Culture team made sure all those who were celebrating career milestones and being recognized for their outstanding efforts were appreciated during a virtual celebration.

LONG SERVICE AWARDS: RECAP AND VIDEOS

Our Long Service Recognition Program celebrates our dedicated and long-serving staff, medical staff and volunteers. 

MISSION AWARDS: AND THE WINNERS ARE...

Providence’s Mission Awards recognize those individuals who engage and empower our people in meaningful ways and nurture a culture where every voice is heard. Please enjoy these videos celebrating this year's winners.

A MOMENT OF GRATITUDE

If you missed it, please watch this recap video that showcases the strength, resilience and compassion that has got us to this point, and which we will need more than ever as we go forward into the holiday season.

HOLIDAY DECORATING GUIDELINES FOR 2020

In a year of constant change, it’s nice to know that we can still decorate for the holidays and bring cheer to our areas. 

PHCRI YEAR IN REVIEW AND STRATEGIC PLAN UPDATE

Please join the Providence Health Care Research Institute (PHCRI) for a virtual Town Hall event. 

HANDS, WASHING HANDS…

Thank you to everyone who tuned into last week’s pop-up Christmas Concert with the one and only Nearly Neil.

‘TIS THE SEASON TO BE WARY... OF HOLIDAY PHISHING ATTACKS

Email security may not be top of mind during the holiday season; yet phishing attacks tend to spike this time of year. 

JOIN CANADA’S SPIRITUAL CARE LEADERS FOR A VIRTUAL GATHERING OF LOSS, HEALING AND HOPE – DECEMBER 21

All are invited to attend a special virtual gathering of loss, healing and hope featuring consolations and blessings with PHC’s Lawrence Cheung, Spiritual Care Practitioner in Palliative Care at St. Paul’s Hospital, and spiritual care leaders across Canada.

PHC IN THE NEWS

Check out the latest media coverage featuring Providence Health Care.

STAFF WELLNESS AND SUPPORT

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

This page last updated Dec 15, 2020 6:53pm PST