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COVID-19 Staff Bulletin - Jan. 26, 2021

“With each new case, we have the opportunity to stop the virus in its tracks, break the chains of transmission and bring our numbers down. Each of us has the ability to do that.”

- Dr. Bonnie Henry

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

New CasesToday's Total CasesCumulative Total
BCTotal4854,29965,719 (58,778 recovered)
Hospitalized303
ICU Patients74
Deaths41,172
VCH/PHCHospitalized182883
ICU Patients018273
On Ventilator08138
Discharged218687
Deaths (hospital/ICU)0122
PHCHospitalized030*298
ICU Patients07*82
On Ventilator01*40
Discharged
(within the last 24 hours)
2232
Deaths028
*patients that are currently being cared for as COVID-positive
Situation Update
  • For Tuesday, 407 new cases were reported, including three epi-linked cases, for a total of 65,234 cases in British Columbia.
  • New cases by health authority region:
    • VCH – 124
    • Fraser Health – 169
    • Island Health - 22
    • Interior Health - 54
    • Northern Health - 38
  • Currently, 6,450 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.
  • To date, 122,359 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in B.C., 4,105 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.

COVID-19 VACCINATION PROGRAM – LATEST UPDATES

Submitted by the Regional COVID-19 Vaccination Program Planning Team

We learned on Monday from Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry that expected deliveries of vaccine to Vancouver Coastal Health and Providence will be further delayed. The province is working with the federal government to ensure our supply gets back on track, but we will have extremely limited vaccine available for the next two weeks.

COVID-19 VACCINE Q + A

Q: When will we be able to lift some of the current public health restrictions? 

ESSENTIAL VISITORS IN ACUTE CARE: WHO IS AN ESSENTIAL VISITOR AND WHAT IS THE PROCESS?

With the current outbreaks at St. Paul’s Hospital, we are reminded of how crucially important Essential Visitors and the process are to the care we provide.

 

IN THE NEWS: INTERDISCIPLINARY COVID-19 NETWORK INCLUDES ST. PAUL’S HOSPITAL

St. Paul’s Hospital is part of a new network in the Lower Mainland to treat patients with lingering COVID-19 symptoms. VGH and the Jim Pattison Outpatient Care & Surgery Centre are also part of the network, which includes a large research component.

EXPANDED STUDY RECRUITMENT: PHC HEALTH CARE WORKERS WHO HAVE NOT YET RECEIVED THEIR FIRST COVID-19 VACCINE DOSE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN COVID-19 INFECTION AND IMMUNITY STUDY

Dr. Marc Romney is leading a study that is examining COVID-19 vaccine immunity among elderly individuals, including residents of long-term care and assisted living sites operated by PHC, as well as the staff who care for them.  

RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS WANTED: LIVED EXPERIENCE OF FRONT-LINE NURSES DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

As a participant in this study, you will be asked to tell your story through photography and a short reflection.

NEW CLOROX TOTAL 360 SYSTEMS COMING TO PHC

A new pilot project is being started at Providence Health Care that we believe will help us prevent the spread of infectious organisms, like SARS-CoV-2.

ICYMI: ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL CST CERNER GO-LIVE!

Yesterday morning we flipped the switch and brought eight Providence Health Care clinics live on CST Cerner.

PHC NAMED TO CANADA’S BEST EMPLOYERS 2021 BY FORBES MAGAZINE

Providence Health Care has been named to the Forbes list of Canada’s Best Employers 2021!

SPECIAL GREEN+LEADERS E-BULLETIN: OPEN CALL FOR TOGETHER CAMPAIGN

We need Green+Leader representatives from across the Lower Mainland Health Organizations!

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.

PROVIDENCE IN THE NEWS

Check out the latest media coverage featuring Providence Health:

COMING SOON! ONLINE T4 STATEMENTS FOR PROVIDENCE STAFF

In late February, Providence together with Vancouver Coastal Health is moving T4s online!

I AM ONCE AGAIN ASKING FOR YOUR HELP NAMING THE NEW INTRANET

Did you hear the news? PHC is launching a new intranet (to replace PHC Connect) this Spring and we want your help with coming up with a name. The more creative the better!

This page last updated Jan 26, 2021 5:50pm PST