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PHC News + COVID-19 Update: June 22, 2021

“Our progress on dose one immunizations is steady, and dose two immunizations are now rapidly accelerating. The virus is still in our communities, so to make this a summer we can all enjoy, we want as many people as possible fully immunized. Vaccines really are our ticket to travel.” 

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

Situation Update
  • In B.C., 4,511,923 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines have been administered, 1,001,192 of which are second doses. 
  • This means 77.7% of all adults and 76.2% of those 12 and older have now received their first dose.  
  •  56 new cases of COVID-19 were announced for a total of 147,187 cases in British Columbia. 
    • Active cases: 1,150 
    • Currently hospitalized: 111 
    • Intensive care: 41 
    • There have been 0 new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 1,743 deaths.  
  • New cases by health authority region: 
    • Northern Health – 7 
    • Interior Health – 15 
    • Island Health – 3 
    • Fraser Health – 18 
    • Vancouver Coastal – 12  
  • Read Tuesday's joint statement on BC's COVID-19 response. 

HONOURING NATIONAL INDIGENOUS PEOPLE’S DAY

On behalf of Harmony Johnson, Vice President, Indigenous Wellness & Reconciliation

Monday, June 21 marked National Indigenous Peoples Day. Since 1996, June 21st – the longest day of the year and the first day of summer – has been publicly acknowledged across the country as a day to recognize the diverse cultures, knowledge systems and contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.

GET READY – A NEW WAY TO CONNECT IS COMING JULY 6

Before Spotify, we downloaded our favourite songs using Napster on a shared "family" Windows 2000 computer, burned them to CDs, and then jammed out in our rooms. A lot has changed since then - what hasn't changed is PHC Connect.

STAFF SUPPORT LINE UPDATE FROM THE DISASTER PSYCHOSOCIAL RESPONDER TEAM

Submitted by the PHC Psychosocial Responder Team

In PHC's efforts to best meet staff needs in the changing times of the pandemic, OH&S will be rolling out a new mental health support project for PHC employees, announced on Friday, June 11. To avoid the unintentional duplication of services, the staff support line will be closed on June 25, 2021.

MEET THE WINNING TEAMS FOR THE 2021 KNOWLEDGE TRANSLATION CHALLENGE

Submitted by Agnes T Black, Director, Health Services & Clinical Research and Knowledge Translation, Professional Practice Office

We are delighted to announce that five PHC teams have been awarded funding in the 2021 Knowledge Translation Challenge.

GI NURSES CELEBRATE 30 YEARS WITH PROVIDENCE

The GI clinic at SPH recently celebrated the long service of two nurses: CNL Patina Sibbald and RN Ingrid Gumuchian, both celebrating 30 years. 

ANDGO UPDATE REMINDER: RECENT CHANGES TO ANDGO EMPLOYEE PORTAL AND UPCOMING SMART CALL & PREBOOKING LAUNCHES!

As of May 31, 2021, the Andgo online employee portal was updated in preparation for the upcoming launch of Smart Call and Prebooking to Providence Health Care. 

CRYPTOMINING USING WORK RESOURCES – DON'T DO IT!

What is crypto mining and how does it relate to cryptocurrency?

LEADERS: PLEASE JOIN US FOR A CHANGE FUNDAMENTALS SESSION

COVID-19 has been a difficult time. As leaders, we have been challenged to adapt our leadership style — embracing whatever changes come our way.

YUKON COUPLE CELEBRATES 1ST FATHER’S DAY WITH SUPPORT FROM SPH NICU

Whitehorse couple Greg Shaw and Allen Penny celebrated an extra-meaningful Father’s Day after St. Paul’s NICU helped provide specialized care for their new son, born prematurely and requiring some complex care.

FROM THE DAILY SCAN: TAKING THE AWKWARD OUT OF PELVIC FLOOR CONVERSATIONS

What do you do when you face a health challenge that’s sensitive and highly personal? Most people turn to the internet first, but what they find there can be overwhelming, conflicting, and, in some cases, incorrect.

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

New CasesToday's Total CasesCumulative Total
BCTotal561,150 147,187
Hospitalized111
ICU Patients41
Deaths01,743
VCH/PHCHospitalized2691,928
ICU Patients122574
On Ventilator119295
Discharged1351,633
Deaths (hospital/ICU)0228
PHCHospitalized116*616
ICU Patients03*171
On Ventilator03*82
Discharged
(within the last 24 hours)
1528
Deaths057
*patients that are currently being cared for as COVID-positive
This page last updated Jun 22, 2021 4:33pm PDT