COVID-19 Staff Bulletin - September 28

“This week, join me and reach out to the seniors in your life. Let them know they're not alone.” - Dr. Bonnie Henry

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

New CasesToday's Total CasesCumulative Total
BCTotal26713028908
Hospitalized69
ICU Patients22
Deaths3233
VCH/PHCHospitalized336245
ICU Patients12105
On Ventilator656
Discharged127
Deaths (hospital/ICU)34
SPHHospitalized4 (from over the weekend)2059
ICU Patients817
On Ventilator214
Discharged
(within the last 24 hours)
Deaths13
MSJHospitalized110
Discharged
HFHResidents053 (32 recovered)
Staff137 (36 recovered)
Total90
Deaths21
Situation Update
  • Today’s updated COVID-19 numbers includes three reporting periods: Friday to Saturday, 68 new cases; Saturday to Sunday, 125 new cases; Sunday to today; 74 cases.

  • Total new cases since Friday: 267 cases, with 10 epi-linked cases.

  • Total cases in B.C. - 8908

  • This includes 3226 in VCH, 4555 in Fraser Health, 206 in Island Health, 531 in Interior Health, 303 in Northern Health, and 87 people who normally reside outside Canada.

  • There are now 1302 active cases in the province. 69 people are in the hospital, with 22 in critical care/ICU.

  • Three new deaths over the past weekend, bringing the total number of deaths in the province to 233.

  • There are 3372 people under active public health monitoring. 7346 people have now recovered.

  • Three new health care outbreaks, including one at HFH neighbourhoods 1 and 2 with one staff member testing positive.

  • There are currently 16 active outbreaks.

  • One new community outbreak at a church in Kelowna with five cases.

  • All health authorities are now consistently posting school exposures and outbreaks.

Read the full statement HERE.

PHC COVID-19 OUTBREAK UPDATE

COVID-19 continues to be prevalent in the community and Providence Health Care is seeing a steady increase in the number of COVID-positive patients being treated and admitted into our hospitals.

PROVIDENCE CLINICAL STAFF: WE NEED YOU!

Last week, we asked our clinical staff to complete a questionnaire that will help us better support your career aspirations. So far, more than 150 PHC staff responded – thank you!

These are career-defining times. If you want to explore your career goals and opportunities at PHC, now is the time! We just need some information from you first.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: CST UPDATE FROM SEPTEMBER 24

It’s been two weeks since we launched CST Cerner at Youville Residence, Parkview at Youville, Alder at Langara, Honoria Conway Assisted Living and St. John Hospice. Thank you again to the PHC Implementation team, the CST project team and the staff and providers at these sites for their hard work and preparation. With this successful go-live under our belts, we are now transitioning to the sustainment model of support.

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: ONLY 5 MORE DAYS TO COMPLETE THE PHC INTRANET SURVEY

Complete the PHC Intranet survey and be entered to win one of many great prizes (we have a total of $500 in prizes to give away).  

2021 VACATION PLANNING STARTS TODAY!

2021 vacation planning for all Providence unionized staff covered under the provincial agreements for the Community and Facilities’ Subsectors, Health Science Professionals and Nurses begins today.

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. 

PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR RESEARCH STUDY: 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.  Each week for six weeks we will send you a short video recording with instructions and will ask you to submit a photo and a short summary that describes how it represents your experiences. We would like to learn from your lived experience during the pandemic to influence health education, health systems, and policies.

STAFF DISCOUNTS AND OFFERS

Have you checked out PHC's Discount Page for Healthcare Workers? Check out different businesses offering discounts. Click here to read more.

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.

Questions or Concerns?

If you have questions or concerns, please email COVID-19@providencehealth.bc.ca.  

This page last updated Sep 28, 2020 5:22pm PDT