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PHC News + COVID-19 Update May 21, 2021

“This long weekend is the time to stick with all of the public health orders and travel restrictions – staying small, staying local and getting registered for your vaccine if you have not already done so.

“On Tuesday, the details of the Restart Plan will be shared with everyone. At that point, you’ll be able to start to plan for what that means for you, your family and your business. There are no changes for individuals or businesses until that time.”

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

Situation Update
  • For Friday, May 21: 420 new cases of COVID-19 were announced, for a total of 141,373 cases in British Columbia.
    • Active cases: 4,507
    • Currently hospitalized: 319
    • Intensive care: 107
  • There have been 6 new COVID-19 related death, for a total of 1,667 deaths.
  • New cases by health authority region:
    • Northern Health – 31
    • Interior Health – 58
    • Island Health – 7
    • Fraser Health – 240
    • Vancouver Coastal – 84
  • In B.C., 2,744,020 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines have been administered, 142,406 of which are second doses.
  • Vaccine data is available on the COVID-19 dashboard at: www.bccdc.ca
  • Read Friday's joint statement on BC's COVID-19 response.

STAFF VACCINATION CLINICS AT SPH CONFERENCE CENTRE MAY 25 AND 27

All staff must register in the provincial booking system. Your first dose of vaccine was recorded in the system, and now must be attached to your registration profile. To register, visit www.gov.bc.ca/getvaccinated.

PROVINCIAL VACCINE UPDATE FOR MAY 21, 2021 – YOUTH AGED 12 TO 17 NOW ELIGIBLE TO REGISTER FOR VACCINATION

Dr. Bonnie Henry, Provincial Health Officer, said yesterday that children and youth aged 12 to 17 can now register on the provincial vaccination system

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. 

A REMINDER ABOUT PANDEMIC-SPECIFIC UNIFORM REQUIREMENTS AND GOING BARE BELOW THE ELBOWS

Last year, Providence’s Professional Image Policy was updated to include new pandemic-specific requirements for everyone working at Providence. Here’s what you need to know.

CST SPLIT ACTIVATION UPDATE: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR MAY 31

Each time a Providence Health Care clinic comes online, there will be some key pieces of information other areas should note.

THE INDIGENOUS WELLNESS & RECONCILIATION (IWR) DEPARTMENT AT PHC INVITES YOU TO JOIN A SPECIAL SPEAKERS BUREAU WEBINAR – REGISTER NOW

The department of Indigenous Wellness & Reconciliation (IWR), First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) and Megaphone Magazine invite you to join a special Indigenous Women’s Speakers Bureau webinar. 

REGISTER FOR A ZOOM TRAINING SESSION... OR A BUNCH OF SESSIONS!

Did you know that we offer Zoom training sessions for you and your team? Check out the options below!

MEET SUSIE NEUFELD, PHYSIOTHERAPIST

It’s Physiotherapy Month, and we’re honouring movement specialists across Providence, like Susie Neufeld.

VIDEO: CELEBRATING PROVIDENCE’S CRITICAL CARE NURSES

What do our critical care nurses love about their unique work? Watch this video and hear from Providence critical care nurses.

APPRECIATING PROVIDENCE’S FAMILY PHYSICIANS ON BC FAMILY DOCTOR DAY

Wednesday, May 19 was BC Family Doctor Day and World Family Doctor Day. Thank you to all our BC Family doctors and a special thank you to our PHC Family doctors for providing excellent patient-centred care!

EVENT | HEART CENTRE NURSING EDUCATION DAY 2021: JUNE 4

Please join us for the Annual Heart Centre Nursing Education Day.

EVENT | CELEBRATING QUALITY IMPROVEMENT AT PROVIDENCE HEALTH CARE: JUNE 24

Anyone (individuals or teams) can submit a project to be showcased during our Celebrating Quality Improvement at PHC event. All projects big and small are welcome. Submissions due May 31!

EVENT | THE FUTURE OF HEALTH CARE: SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS MODELS AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES: JUNE 3

As we move towards the New St. Paul's, how do we drive innovation forward and organize for it? How do we move from research to impact? Attend and hear from Providence speakers. 

PROVIDENCE IN THE NEWS

CTV NewsB.C. senior in hospital 4 years questions why he can't live at home with support (St. Paul’s Hospital)

 The Georgia Straight COVID-19 in B.C.: Hospitalized cases increase; gym closures and grocery store exposures; and more (St. Paul’s Hospital)

The Globe and MailTimber on the rise in B.C. (The New St. Paul’s Hospital)

 Vancouver Is AwesomeFraser Health opens second COVID-19 post-recovery clinic to help those still struggling (St. Paul’s Hospital)

A REFLECTION

Thank you to Elizabeth Martin, Nurse Patient Educator with the BC Home Parenteral Nutrition Program for sending in this personal reflection.

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

New CasesToday's Total CasesCumulative Total
BCTotal4204,507141,373
Hospitalized319
ICU Patients107
Deaths61,667
VCH/PHCHospitalized151511,804
ICU Patients545550
On Ventilator231274
Discharged10341,454
Deaths (hospital/ICU)0202
PHCHospitalized024*560
ICU Patients08*160
On Ventilator08*74
Discharged
(within the last 24 hours)
3474
Deaths050
*patients that are currently being cared for as COVID-positive
This page last updated May 21, 2021 4:37pm PDT