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PHC News + COVID-19 Update: April 27, 2021

“Whether you had your vaccine last month, or are booked for the days ahead, we remind everyone to continue to use all of your layers of protection, to stay small and stay local until we have COVID-19 where we want and need it to be.” - Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, and Adrian Dix, Minister of Health

Situation Update

For Tuesday, April 27: 799 new cases of COVID-19 were announced,  for a total of 127,048  cases in British Columbia. 

  • Active cases:  8,089
  • Currently hospitalized: 500
  • Intensive care: 164
  • There have been no new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 1,571 deaths in British Columbia. 

Since the last report, new cases by health authority region:

  • Northern Health – 16
  • Interior Health – 96
  • Island Health – 28
  • Fraser Health – 534
  • Vancouver Coastal – 121

 

VACCINE UPDATE FOR APRIL 27, 2021

B.C. expected to receive Johnson & Johnson vaccine: Canada is expecting its first shipment of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine this week. Dr. Bonnie Henry, Provincial Health Officer, said on April 26 that B.C. should be receiving the vaccine soon after and that the province is already developing plans for its use. 

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) update: N95 masks

Last year, the Ministry of Health directed all health authorities, long-term care facilities and assisted-living facilities to collect used N95 respirators (provided they were not soiled or damaged) for reprocessing. This was a contingency plan in case global supply chains were significantly affected due to the pandemic.

YOU’RE INVITED! NEXT PHC STAFF AND MEDICAL STAFF TOWN HALL THIS FRIDAY, April 30

You’re invited to our next PHC All Staff and Medical Staff Town Hall on April 30, 2021.

THIS IS OUR SHOT – NATIONAL VACCINE CAMPAIGN

On April 28, 2021, grassroots organizations are coming together to launch the Canada-wide “This is Our Shot” movement. The movement is about bringing hope and encouragement to Canadians to rally together towards a unified goal of beating COVID-19.

SPOTLIGHTING PATIENT AND RESIDENT EXPERIENCE WEEK

 

It’s Patient and Resident Experience Week, an annual world-wide event in recognition of health care staff who make a positive impact on the patient and resident experience.

We’re spotlighting eight projects across Providence that prove that a person-centred approach to care can make a tremendous impact on the care experience of patients, residents and their families.

GET THE WORD OUT: PHC NURSES WEEK CELEBRATION EVENT FOR NURSES MAY 11-14

Acute and Long Term Care Nursing Practice Councils are sponsoring a Nurses Week Resiliency Reboot Program May 11 – 14th.  Multiple shift friendly sessions are being offered during this four-day event created for our nurses.  Each session is one hour in length and nurses can sign up for as many as desired. 

BE VACCINATED, BE UP-TO-DATE, BE PROTECTED

Most PHC staff have had their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine but there are other immunizations the BCCDC recommends for healthcare workers which protect you, your family, your colleagues and those you care for, from communicable diseases.

REGISTER NOW: DEMYSTIFYING PALLIATIVE CARE

The PHC Palliative Care Team proudly presents the webinar Demystifying Palliative Care, in honour of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Week.

JACK’S SONG – ST. JOHN HOSPICE CLIENT PENS LYRICS TO VANCOUVER LOVE SONG

With the help of his music therapist, Josh Denny-Keyes, Jack Roche, 91, has written a love song to his favourite city. Jack is currently receiving care at St. John Hospice and decided one day to write down some lyrics. Josh easily set them to a beautiful melody that you can listen to here.

ELECTRONIC PAYMENTS FOR EMPLOYEE REIMBURSEMENTS PROCESSED BY ACCOUNTS PAYABLE

Effective May 1st 2021, Accounts Payable (AP) will utilize employee banking details provided to Payroll to process employee reimbursements via direct deposit rather than cheque.

Controls and safeguards are in place to ensure the privacy and confidentiality of your personal information is maintained. 

HAVE YOU BEEN VACCINATED? PLEASE REMEMBER: THE RULES STILL APPLY

Provincial Health Officer (PHO) orders and Public Health guidelines, including strict adherence to personal protective equipment use, remain in place for everyone, even if you have received the vaccine. Indoor gatherings with those not in your household remain prohibited, and we urge everyone to continue to practice good PPE and IPAC protocols both at home and at work, regardless of vaccination status.

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.

Questions or Concerns?

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

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

New CasesToday's Total CasesCumulative Total
BCTotal8418,009127,889 (118,057 recovered)
Hospitalized515
ICU Patients171
Deaths51,576
VCH/PHCHospitalized161881,592
ICU Patients358484
On Ventilator142239
Discharged161,229
Deaths (hospital/ICU)0179
PHCHospitalized330*501
ICU Patients113*138
On Ventilator9*61
Discharged
(within the last 24 hours)
5412
Deaths047
*patients that are currently being cared for as COVID-positive
This page last updated Apr 27, 2021 6:07pm PDT