COVID-19 Staff Bulletin - Oct. 1, 2020

“Our daily lives may be quite different, but by so many people in B.C. doing their part – keeping our groups small, staying apart and staying safe – we have been able to expand those [safe] activities.” - Dr. Bonnie Henry 

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

New CasesToday's Total CasesCumulative Total
BCTotal821,2619,220 (7,694 recovered)
Hospitalized69
ICU Patients19
Deaths1235
VCH/PHCHospitalized235256
ICU Patients13108
On Ventilator558
Discharged3191
Deaths (hospital/ICU)34
SPHHospitalized18
ICU Patients10
On Ventilator5
Discharged
(within the last 24 hours)
1
Deaths0
MSJHospitalized110
Discharged9
Situation Update
  • There are 82 new cases today, including one epi-linked. 

  • This brings the total number of people in BC diagnosed with COVID-19 to 9220. 

  • By health authority: 3360 VCH, 4712 Fraser Health, 209 Island Health, 535 Interior Health, 317 Northern Health, and 87 who reside outside of Canada. 

  • There are currently 1261 active cases in the province. 

  • Currently, 69 patients are in hospital, 19 of them in critical care / ICU. This includes 29 people in the VCH geographic area, of which 18 are at St. Paul's Hospital, 36 in Fraser Health, 2 in Interior Health and 2 in Northern Health. 

  • There is one more death to report, in the Fraser Health region. The total number of deaths is now 235. 

  • 3093 people are under active public health monitoring. 

  • 7694 people have now recovered. 

  • There were a record number of tests yesterday - 10,899. The positivity rate was 0.75 per cent. 

  • One additional health care outbreak at the George Derby Centre, the site’s second outbreak. 

  • Read the full news release here

PHC COVID-19 UPDATE

Providence Health Care’s COVID-19 comprehensive preparedness and response planning is continuing, as more COVID cases result in hospitalization. 

ST. PAUL’S PALLIATIVE CARE UNIT HAS MOVED TO 9CD

Effective September 29, the Palliative Care Unit at St. Paul’s Hospital has moved to 9CD. All patients and staff on the unit have moved to the new location, and its location in CST Cerner is now 9CD. 

FLU SEASON IS HERE — GET YOUR FLU IMMUNIZATION

 It’s that time of year again, our annual Flu Immunization Campaign is here! As we make our way into flu season getting your flu shot is especially important in the light of the current COVID-19 pandemic. 

HALLOWEEN PROTOCOLS DURING COVID-19

Today, the BCDC released protocols on how you can celebrate safely this Halloween. Click here to read more.  

WATCH THE MEDICAL STAFF ASSOCIATION SEPTEMBER 28 TOWN HALL: COVID-19 & THE DTES

The Medical Staff Association (MSA) held a Town Hall on Monday, September 28. Topics include COVID-19 and the DTES and the session is available for viewing here.     

CLINICAL STAFF: COMPLETE THE HR QUESTIONNAIRE TO EXPLORE CAREER OPTIONS AT PHC

Submitted by Tammy Young, Executive Director, People 

In these career-defining times, we are asking our clinical staff to complete a short questionnaire that will help us better support your career aspirations. If you want to explore your career goals and opportunities at PHC, now is the time!  

FALL SURGE HAND HYGIENE SAFETY REMINDERS

As we head into the fall surge, we’d like to share some tips to help keep everyone safe. 

PHC PULSE CHECK: ALL STAFF & MEDICAL STAFF SURVEY

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

Providence Health Care is recognized world-wide as a leader in care, research and teaching. And that is because of you. Your commitment to excellence is a critical part of our continued success in providing innovative, compassionate care to the people of BC.  

REMINDER: ONLY TWO MORE DAYS TO COMPLETE THE PHC INTRANET SURVEY

Complete the PHC Intranet survey and be entered to win one of many great prizes (including a Smeg coffee maker). 

5 DAYS LEFT - UNIDENTIFIED PAGERS WILL BE SUSPENDED OCT 5, 2020

There are a number of PHC owned pagers that cannot be identified as being in use which PHC is currently paying for. If we are unable to identify active pagers and their owners, these pagers and their services are set to be suspended on October 5th. 

REMINDER: DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION (DEI) LISTENING AND LEARNING SERIES

If you missed the first of our four-part listening and learning series in partnership with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) where the panel facilitated by leading DEI expert, Alden Habacon, discussed a common language to address racism, you can watch it anytime at the link below. 

CGSHE SPEAKER SERIES | DR. CARRIE BOURASSA: “NOOJIMO MIKANA: A HEALING PATH – PROTECTING OUR HOMEFIRES IN AN ERA OF COVID-19”

The Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity (CGSHE) Speaker Series brings cutting-edge research in the field of gender and sexual health equity to researchers, practitioners, students and interested members of the public. 

INTRODUCING A PAPERLESS SURVEY TO CAFETERIAS & COFFEE SHOPS STARTING OCT. 1

 Submitted by Brad Wallbank, Director Quality Customer Service and Retail Food 

During the month of October, participating cafeterias and coffee shops will be conducting satisfaction surveys. The surveys are now paperless for your convenience and comfort. 

REFRAMING STRESS DURING THE TIME OF COVID-19

Submitted by the Wellness and Support team  

The question is, “how do we live in this new normal with indefinite uncertainty and with no end in sight?” 

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 Oct 1, 2020 6:21pm PDT