COVID-19 Staff Bulletin - March 12, 2021

“With the amended public health order on gatherings and events we can now go outside, but we need to balance that with keeping up our precautions when indoors. If you are going to spend time with friends and family, socialize safely.”

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
BCTotal6485,07086,867 (80,325 recovered)
Hospitalized2554,650
ICU Patients67
Deaths01,397
VCH/PHCHospitalized5921,094
ICU Patients121322
On Ventilator016165
Discharged412860
Deaths (hospital/ICU)0145
PHCHospitalized319*379
ICU Patients03*95
On Ventilator03*48
Discharged
(within the last 24 hours)
308
Deaths039
*patients that are currently being cared for as COVID-positive
Situation Update
  • Today: 648 new cases were announced, for a total of 86,867 COVID-19 cases in British Columbia.
  • New cases by health authority region:
    • Northern Health – 56
    • Interior Health – 39
    • Island Health – 32
    • Fraser Health – 372
    • Vancouver Coastal – 149
  • To date, 380,743 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in B.C., 87,024 of which are second doses. Immunization data is available on the COVID-19 dashboard at: www.bccdc.ca
  • There have been 79 new confirmed COVID-19 cases that are variants of concern in our province, for a total of 717 cases. Of the total cases, 99 are active and the remaining people have recovered. This includes 667 cases of the B.1.1.7 (U.K.) variant, 36 cases of the B.1.351 (South Africa) variant and 14 cases of the P.1 (Brazil) variant.
  • Yesterday, the provincial health officer (PHO) order on gatherings and events has been amended to allow for outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people.
  • Read Friday's joint statement on BC's COVID-19 response.

PROVIDENCE MARKS A SOLEMN MILESTONE

March 11 marked the one-year anniversary of the declaration of COVID-19 as a pandemic. To recognize this date, Providence Communications has compiled a list of some, but certainly not all, of the ways the dedicated people in this organization adapted their work during these profoundly difficult 12-plus months. 

REPORT: COVID-19 ONE YEAR OF THE PANDEMIC IN B.C.

Yesterday, Dr. Bonnie Henry presented the modelling report, COVID-19: One Year of the Pandemic in BC.  

JOIN US MARCH 15 FOR A NEW ST. PAUL’S PROJECT TOWN HALL: SEND US YOUR QUESTIONS

All Providence staff and medical staff are welcome to attend one of two Town Halls on March 15 to learn about the steps ahead for the new St. Paul’s Hospital Project, see the hospital’s design, and find out how you can be involved.

CALL FOR PHC SOCIETY AWARD NOMINATIONS – NEW!

We are excited to announce the launch of a new mission award, the PHC Society Award. 

REMINDER: DAYLIGHT SAVING BEGINS ON SUNDAY, MARCH 14

It is time to spring forward!

COMING SOON! NEW ONLINE SCHEDULING TOOL FOR UNIONIZED STAFF, BUT FIRST A SURVEY

This spring, Providence is launching a new online scheduling tool called Andgo for unionized staff scheduled by PHC’s centralized Staffing office.

SOCIAL WORK AWARENESS WEEK: MARCH 15-19

Did you know that next week is Social Work Awareness Week? Here at PHC, we have over 100 social workers who play a significant role in providing care to our most vulnerable populations. 

READ THE MARCH EDITION OF CARE CONNECTION

March’s Care Connection celebrates Nutrition Month, Pharmacy Appreciation Month, Social Work Month and more. 

VIRTUAL MEETING ETIQUETTE DOs & DON’Ts

Has your workday changed from in-person meetings to virtual ones?  Whether you love them or hate them, virtual meetings are here to stay and we can thank COVID-19 for getting us there sooner than we expected. 

CST UPDATE: WINDING DOWN GO-LIVE SUPPORT

We’re nearing the end of the second week since we welcomed Brock Fahrni and Langara long term care homes to CST Cerner.

THE POWER OF SOCIAL ENGINEERING


Cybercriminals have learned the easiest way to gain access to our sensitive information is to simply ask for it. 

SERIES: HOW CST CERNER HAS BEEN A GAME-CHANGER DURING COVID-19

Dr. Peter Edmunds, Senior Medical Director for VCH’s Coastal Community of Care, recently shared how the connectivity that the system brings has benefited patients and clinicians during the pandemic. 

UPDATE YOUR EMAIL SIGNATURE WITH 2021 TOP EMPLOYER LOGOS

Providence Health Care is one of BC’s Top Employers, Canada’s Top Employers for Young People and Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for 2021! These awards were determined by the editors of the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project, a national competition to determine which employers lead their industries in offering exceptional workplaces.

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

Filtermag.org - Women Are Leading Canada’s Safe Supply Movement – (Cheyenne Johnson, BCCSU)

This page last updated Mar 12, 2021 5:25pm PST