COVID-19 Staff Bulletin - September 24, 2020

“The story of St. Paul’s is that when our patients need us, we are here for them, and this week has been no exception. If our Founding Sisters were here today, they would be proud of the compassion and dedication that they would see. Thank you.” - Fiona Dalton, President & CEO

New CasesToday's Total CasesCumulative Total
BCTotal1481,3718,543 (6,917 recovered)
Hospitalized61
ICU Patients20
Deaths2229
VCH/PHCHospitalized334233
ICU Patients314103
On Ventilator1756
Discharged1168
Deaths (hospital/ICU)33
SPHHospitalized1755
ICU Patients817
On Ventilator314
Discharged
(within the last 24 hours)
26
Deaths13
MSJHospitalized110
Discharged9
Please note: Numbers are updated at approximately 5 p.m. each day.
Situation Update
  • 148 new cases, including 12 epi-linked cases. Total number in BC of 8,543.

  • 3094 VCH, 4,361 FH, 203 Island Health, 520 Interior, 278 Northern Health, 87 who reside outside Canada

  • There are 1,371 active cases, with 61 people in hospital, and 20 in critical care/ICU.

  • There are 3,417 individuals under active public health monitoring.

  • 6,917 individuals have fully recovered.

  • An additional two deaths in the Fraser Health region have been recorded for a total of 229 deaths. Special condolences for an Elder from the Nak’azdli Whut’en First Nation who died in the Northern Health region over the weekend.

  • One new health care outbreak at Banfield pavilion and the outbreak at OPAL by Element assisted living was declared over.

  • There are currently 14 active outbreaks, 9 in LTC/assisted, 5 in acute care units. 822 people infected in these outbreaks.

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MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT & CEO FIONA DALTON

I wanted to say a personal thank you to everyone at St. Paul’s who has stepped up so quickly to care for our increasing numbers of COVID patients.

ST. PAUL’S HOSPITAL 8A OUTBREAK UPDATE

As announced on September 22, Public Health declared an outbreak on 8A at St. Paul’s Hospital, after a COVID-19 transmission was identified on the unit. The unit remains closed for new admissions and to visitors. The rest of the hospital is open and access to services is not impacted by the outbreak declaration.

OUTBREAK DECLARED FOR NEIGHBOURHOODS 1 & 2 AT HOLY FAMILY LTC

Today, Public Health declared an outbreak at Holy Family’s Long Term Care Neighbourhoods 1 & 2.

PROVIDENCE CLINICAL STAFF: WE NEED YOU!

As a member of our Providence family supporting direct patient care, you are at the heart of all that we do. Throughout our pandemic response we have done everything in our power to ensure our patients and residents continue to receive the best possible care and attention, and that we protect our staff to the absolute best of our ability.

Q&A: WHAT IF I AM PREGNANT OR IMMUNE COMPROMISED AND AM CONCERNED ABOUT PROVIDING CARE TO PATIENTS WITH COVID-19?

We have had staff inquire about their ability to work in the health care setting if they are pregnant or have underlying medical conditions. Most often, staff have been reaching out directly to Occupational Health and Safety. After discussions with Vancouver Coastal Health and our provincial partners, it is important to note that staff making these inquiries should first contact their leader. Leaders will be able to speak directly to staff about the risks or lack thereof in their workspace, appropriate use to PPE or other options if available.  Staff will not be required to disclose confidential medical information to their leader and the Occupational Health and Safety team will still be involved as required.

OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE NEW. TIME TO SAY YOUR GOODBYES TO PHC CONNECT!

You asked for it - we’re delivering. A new intranet is coming your way in Spring 2021. The realities of COVID-19 and the work from home life, showed us the immense need for a platform that would get information out quickly and more efficiently. This new intranet will replace PHC Connect — it will be accessible from anywhere, will provide better navigation, more engagement functionality and many other great features.  

TOP SIX THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE ELECTION

The provincial election will be taking place on Saturday, October 24. Leading up to polling day, Providence Health Care (PHC) must remain non-partisan. To support you and your teams during this time, please review the protocols and procedures we all need to follow during an election period.

NURSING AND ALLIED RECOGNITION AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN CLINICAL PRACTICE AND EDUCATION AWARDS

It is our absolute pleasure to announce this year’s recipients of the Nursing and Allied Recognition Awards for Excellence in Clinical Practice and Education Awards. Thank you to St. Paul’s Foundation for their continued support of excellence in clinical practice at Providence Health Care and thank you to the generous donors who fund these awards. 

MISSED THE DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION (DEI) LISTENING AND LEARNING SESSION YESTERDAY?

Watch the session anytime (link below) as the panel delved into topics on establishing a common literacy on race/racism to begin our journey of having more difficult conversations on this topic at Providence.

HELPFUL TIPS TO GET A BETTER SLEEP DURING COVID-19

Submitted by the Wellness and Support team

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.

HOW CST CERNER IS HELPING TO REDUCE THE TRANSMISSION OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES

Recent and upcoming improvements being made to keep patients and staff safe.

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