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PHC News + COVID-19 Update: June 4, 2021

“This month will be extremely busy for our clinics – continuing with first doses for people 12 and older and also ramping up our second dose program. Elders, seniors, clinically extremely vulnerable people and others who are highest risk will all be getting vaccinated with Dose 2, with more and more of the broader population following closely behind.”

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

Situation Update
  • For Friday, June 4: In B.C., 3,488,884 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines have been administered, 256,725  of which are second doses.
  • This means 72.4% of all adults and 69.6% of those 12 and older have now received their first dose.
  •  183 new cases of COVID-19 were announced for a total of 145,049 cases in British Columbia.
    • Active cases: 2,453
    • Currently hospitalized: 224
    • Intensive care: 59
    • There has been 1 new COVID-19 related death, for a total of 1,710 deaths.
  • New cases by health authority region:
    • Northern Health – 9
    • Interior Health – 30
    • Island Health – 3
    • Fraser Health – 101
    • Vancouver Coastal – 40
  • Vaccine data is available on the COVID-19 dashboard at: www.bccdc.ca
  • Read Friday's joint statement on BC's COVID-19 response.

A MESSAGE FROM FIONA DALTON: REGARDING FORMER KAMLOOPS INDIAN RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL ISSUE

Warning: This message contains information that readers may find triggering and/or distressing.

CELEBRATE NATIONAL INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY ON JUNE 18

Join our virtual celebration of the one-year journey of Indigenous Wellness & Reconciliation (IWR) at PHC and to honour June 21 — National Indigenous Peoples Day.

VACCINE UPDATE FOR JUNE 4

On Tuesday, the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) released its statement on the Interchangeability of Authorized COVID-19 Vaccines.

SAVE THE DATE! JUNE 10: VIRTUAL LONG SERVICE & MISSION AWARDS RECOGNITION EVENT

All Providence staff, medical staff and volunteers are invited to join us in celebrating our 2021 Mission Award Winners and Long Service Recipients!

ANDGO UPDATE: RECENT CHANGES TO ANDGO EMPLOYEE PORTAL AND UPCOMING SMART CALL AND 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. Staff will now see two new tabs, Smart Call and Notifications, for Smart Call in their Andgo employee portal.

SURVEY FOR LONG TERM CARE STAFF FROM THE OFFICE OF THE SENIORS ADVOCATE

The Seniors Advocate is reviewing COVID-19 Outbreaks in Long-Term Care and Assisted Living and she needs to hear from direct care staff.  

SUPPORTING CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH THROUGH COVID-19

We’ve surpassed a year of living within a global pandemic, where the lives of children and youth have been transformed in ways we never thought possible. 

UPGRADE TO ZOOM DESKTOP APPLICATION – AVAILABLE JUNE 8

New versions of the Zoom desktop application are periodically installed on all health authority computers.

ST. PAUL’S HOSPITAL 5A UNIT SHARES NURSING WEEK KUDOS

For St. Paul’s Hospital 5A, the spirit of appreciation continues via a virtual Kudo board.

JUNE EDITION OF CARE CONNECTION NOW AVAILABLE

The newest Care Connection is out now.

LISTEN TO YOUR HEART! JOIN A VIRTUAL TOUR OF THE RAPID ACCESS CHEST PAIN CLINIC ON JUNE 9

Submitted by St. Paul’s Foundation

In collaboration with interdepartmental teams at PHC, St. Paul’s Foundation invites you to join its virtual event Accelerated access: Innovative patient pathways for cardiac care, for an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the new rapid access Chest Pain Clinic at Providence Heart on Davie Street.

HELP IMPROVE ACCESS TO CARE FOR FRANCOPHONE CANCER PATIENTS

Submitted by Jane Campbell, Communications Officer, PHSA corporate communications

BC Cancer and Francophone Services, a program of the Provincial Language Service, are surveying French-speaking people who have received cancer care at any time in B.C.

PROVIDENCE IN THE NEWS

MedPage Today - Simplified 9-1-1 Interactions Spurred More Bystander CPR (Dr. Brian Grunau, SPH)

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

New CasesToday's Total CasesCumulative Total
BCTotal481 (three days)2,102145,530
Hospitalized199
ICU Patients63
Deaths12 (three days)1,722
VCH/PHCHospitalized31001,887
ICU Patients027562
On Ventilator023286
Discharged2421,573
Deaths (hospital/ICU)0218
PHCHospitalized022*594
ICU Patients06*166
On Ventilator05*79
Discharged
(within the last 24 hours)
1506
Deaths055
*patients that are currently being cared for as COVID-positive
This page last updated Jun 8, 2021 5:38pm PDT