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COVID-19 Staff Bulletin - Oct. 29, 2020

"We remind everyone that a province-wide order is now in place, limiting the number of people who can visit in our homes. That means no Halloween parties this weekend."  - Dr. Bonnie Henry 

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

New CasesToday's Total CasesCumulative Total
BCTotal2342,34414,109 (11,448 recovered)
Hospitalized86984
ICU Patients24
Deaths1262
VCH/PHCHospitalized245338
ICU Patients12129
On Ventilator570
Discharged55256
Deaths (hospital/ICU)40
SPHHospitalized18
ICU Patients8
On Ventilator4
Discharged
(within the last 24 hours)
Deaths
MSJHospitalized0
Discharged0
Situation Update
  • There were 234 cases reported today for a total of 14,109 cases in the province. This includes four epi-linked cases. 11,448 people have now recovered.  
  • By health authority region: VCH – 4,588; Fraser Health – 8,036; Island Health - 256, Interior Health - 734, Northern Health - 406 and 89 people who generally reside outside Canada.    
  • There are 2,344 active cases. 86 are hospitalized, with 24 in critical care/ICU.    
  • There has been one new death, for a total of 262 COVID-related deaths in BC. 
  • There have been five new health-care facility outbreaks: The Gateway Assisted Living for Seniors, Mayfair Terrace Retirement Residence, Lakeview Care Centre, Louis Brier Home and Hospital, and Yaletown House. The outbreak at Zion Park Manor has been declared over.
  • In total, 25 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and one acute-care facilities have active outbreaks. 
  • There are no new community outbreaks to report. 
  • Read today’s statement here
  • For the latest COVID numbers across the province, please see the BCCDC dashboard.  

PHC COVID UPDATE

Submitted by Dr. Janet Kow, Interim Vice President, Pandemic Response 

At Providence, staff have experienced and managed five outbreaks in our facilities. We have learned, adapted and stepped up our efforts to keep patients and residents safe. 

ST. PAUL’S LAB HAS PERFORMED 100,000 COVID-19 TESTS

The lab at St. Paul’s Hospital marked a milestone moment this week.

MISSION: FORWARD STRATEGIC PLAN - YEAR 2 IS LAUNCHED

Message from Fiona Dalton, Chief Executive Officer, PHC 

Last year we launched Providence’s “Mission: Forward” Strategic Plan (2019-2026). This plan was developed through extensive engagement with staff, medical staff and researchers (40% of Providence’s people contributed in some way), and it describes what we want to achieve by 2026. But then COVID happened!

ASK US: PANDEMIC RESPONSE TEAM

We invite all Staff and Physicians who have questions about COVID-19 to participate in a COVID-19 response initiative called “Ask Us about COVID-19”. 

DID YOU MISS THE PHC ALL-STAFF TOWN HALL ON OCTOBER 26? WATCH THE RECORDING

On Monday, October 26, PHC held an all-staff virtual Town Hall. Catch up here, if you missed it.

RAPID ACCESS TO COVID-19 TESTING FOR HEALTH CARE WORKERS

Starting today, rapid access to COVID-19 testing is available for health-care workers.  

FACES OF THE FRONT LINES: CELEBRATING RESPIRATORY THERAPY WEEK

Meet Manveer Uppal, a Respiratory Therapist at St. Paul’s Hospital.

NEW RESEARCH HOPES TO IMPROVE COVID-19 NASAL SWAB TEST

A nasal test for COVID-19 takes just a few seconds, but getting a long swab stuck up the nose isn’t an experience many people would describe as pleasant.   

SPIRITUAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK: MEET NICU, SPIRITUAL HEALTH PRACTITIONER 

REMINDER: CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN SAFELY THIS WEEKEND

Some tips on sticking to the treats - not tricks - this Halloween.

GET YOUR FLU IMMUNIZATION TODAY AT ONE OF OUR FLU CLINICS

As we make our way into flu season, getting your flu shot is especially important in the light of the current COVID-19 pandemic. 

FREE PERSON AND FAMILY-CENTRED CARE WORKSHOP

A free learning opportunity, facilitated by the Centre for Collaboration, Motivation and Innovation (CCMI) is coming this fall and is available to everyone at Providence.  
 

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS ON SUNDAY, NOV. 1

It’s that time again to reset our clocks!

REMINDER: PHC COVID-19 TRIALS SURVEY INVITATION

If you lead, work on, or provide support for COVID-19 clinical trials at Providence Health Care (PHC) you are invited to take part in a survey. 

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 Nov 2, 2020 1:37pm PST