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PHC News + COVID-19 Update: April 1, 2021

“Starting today, long-term care and assisted-living residents across the province can see their family and friends and can leave their home without needing to self-isolate on their return. We recognize and thank you for the sacrifices you and your families have made over the past year.”

Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, and Adrian Dix, Minister of Health

Situation Update

For Thursday, April 1: there are 832 new cases of COVID-19 for a total of 100,880 cases in British Columbia. 

  • Active cases:  7,571
  • Currently hospitalized: 296
  • Intensive care: 79
  • There have been 5 new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 1,463 deaths in British Columbia.
  • 11,608 people under public health monitoring

Please note, these numbers are provisional due to a delayed data refresh and will be verified once confirmed.

New cases by health authority region:

  • Northern Health – 39
  • Interior Health – 42
  • Island Health – 53
  • Fraser Health – 388
  • Vancouver Coastal – 310

 

  • There have been 90 new confirmed COVID-19 cases that are variants of concern in our province, for a total of 2,643 cases. 
  • To date, 787,549 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca-SII COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in B.C., 87,394 of which are second doses. Vaccine data is available on the COVID-19 dashboard at: www.bccdc.ca 
  • Read Thursday's joint statement on BC's COVID-19 response.

LONG-TERM CARE AND COVID-19: NEW VISITATION GUIDELINES

With the announcement made last week regarding pandemic restrictions in Long-term Care (LTC), we are providing you with a summary of the upcoming changes effective today, April 1, 2021.

VACCINE UPDATE FOR APRIL 1, 2021

Please find the latest updates on our provincial vaccination rollout. 

STAY SAFE THIS EASTER WEEKEND

With restrictions in place and COVID-19 still a concern, holidays and breaks still look different.

PFIZER ANNOUNCES COVID-19 VACCINE EFFECTIVE IN ADOLESCENTS

On Wednesday, Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech announced that their Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective in kids aged 12-15.

AI INTELLIGENCE-POWERED DIAGNOSTIC TOOL BRINGS HOPE FOR SKIN CANCER PATIENTS

Imagine being able to quickly diagnose deadly skin cancer by taking a photo. This is what the Dermatology Point-of-Care Intelligent Network does — it provides early detection of skin cancer, improving the chances of survival.

ARE YOU A CST CERNER USER? TAKE THIS SHORT SURVEY!

CST Cerner Help is a site built to provide ‘just-in-time’ resources for users of the CST Cerner clinical information system. The purpose of this survey is to collect information on your experience using the site with view to make improvements based on your feedback.

FROM THE DAILY SCAN: THE MOUNTIE GOT HIS MAN; THE MAN GOT HIS HEART

Read about the frantic, hours-long effort by health-care providers at St. Paul’s Hospital to contact William (Ray) Bruce, who was on the waiting list for a heart transplant.

OPPORTUNITY FOR FIVE PHC STAFF TO ATTEND THE CATHOLIC HEALTH ALLIANCE OF CANADA CONFERENCE

The Catholic Health Alliance of Canada (CHAC) National Conference is being held on Thursday, May 6 and Friday, May 7, 2021 (virtually). 

ST. PAUL’S HOSPITAL EARNS USING BLOOD WISELY DESIGNATION

St. Paul’s Hospital is proud to celebrate achieving Using Blood Wisely Designation by not only meeting, but surpassing, the benchmarks!

LAST WEEK FOR YOUR 2021 MISSION AWARD NOMINATIONS!

This is the last week to send in your 2021 Mission Awards nominations.  Please take a moment to recognize those individual and team superstars who have inspired you this past year!

PHC PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE RECOGNITION AWARDS 2021: APPLICATIONS CLOSE APRIL 12


Each year generous donors to St. Paul's Foundation and the Professional Practice Office recognize staff for outstanding clinical practice and ongoing education.

CARE CONNECTION: READ THE APRIL EDITION

The latest edition of Care Connection highlights World Health Day, features a recap of the 2021 Quality Forum, plus physiotherapists share their experiences of helping patients with COVID-19 in St. Paul’s ICU - and more.

UPDATE YOUR ASC CONTACT INFORMATION BEFORE APRIL 6

Staff must update their contact information by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 6, 2021.

DID YOU SEE THE LATEST SIMULATED PHISHING EXERCISE - “ATTN: YOUR PASSWORD HAS BEEN RESET”?

Simulated phishing campaigns are one of the critical areas of security awareness education that help protect you and our organization.

EVENT | RESILIENCY REBOOT FOR ALL CLINICAL STAFF: APRIL 7

Submitted by Candy Garossino, Director, Professional Practice and Nursing

Please join this session on resilience with speaker/coach Stephanie Staples. 

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.

Please note: Numbers are updated on weekdays at 5 p.m.

New CasesToday's Total CasesCumulative Total
BCTotal8327,571100,880 (91,732 recovered)
Hospitalized296
ICU Patients79
Deaths51,463
VCH/PHCHospitalized2581,215
ICU Patients016360
On Ventilator00176
Discharged40964
Deaths (hospital/ICU)1160
PHCHospitalized012*41
ICU Patients04*10
On Ventilator0050
Discharged
(within the last 24 hours)
344
Deaths42
*patients that are currently being cared for as COVID-positive
This page last updated Apr 1, 2021 5:37pm PDT