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PHC News + COVID-19 Update: May 28, 2021

“We have a roadmap and now we must stick to the path: doing what we can to further slow the spread of COVID-19 and break the chains of transmission in our communities.”

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

Situation Update
  • For Friday, May 28: 317 new cases of COVID-19 were announced for a total of 143,581 cases in British Columbia.
    • Active cases: 3,441
    • Currently hospitalized: 292
    • Intensive care: 79
    • There have been 2 new COVID-19 related death, for a total of 1,692 deaths.
  • New cases by health authority region:
    • Northern Health – 16
    • Interior Health – 60
    • Island Health – 5
    • Fraser Health – 163
    • Vancouver Coastal – 73
  • In B.C., 3,106,269 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines have been administered, 160,885 of which are second doses.
    • This means 67.2% of all adults and 62.7% of those 12 and older have now received their first dose.
  • Vaccine data is available on the COVID-19 dashboard at: www.bccdc.ca
  • Read Friday's joint statement on BC's COVID-19 response.

HONOURING THE TRUTH PUBLICLY REVEALED ABOUT A BURIAL SITE AT FORMER KAMLOOPS INDIAN RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL

Submitted by Harmony Johnson, Interim Vice President, Indigenous Wellness and Reconciliation, Providence Health Care

Providence Health Care is committed to the process of Truth and Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples in BC, and to embed reconciliation in everything we do. This means welcoming these challenging and difficult truths as a necessary part of, and precursor to, healing and reconciliation. Warning: This post contains information that readers may find triggering and/or distressing.

VACCINE UPDATE FOR MAY 28: INTERVAL BETWEEN VACCINE DOSES REDUCED FROM 16 WEEKS TO 8 WEEKS

Dr. Bonnie Henry, Provincial Health Officer, said yesterday that the province will reduce the interval between the first and second doses of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines from 16 weeks to eight weeks. 

ANTI-RACISM AWARENESS WEEK: DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION AT PROVIDENCE

On behalf of Fiona Dalton, President & CEO and the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Delivery Team

The BC provincial government proclaimed this week – May 23-29 – as Anti-Racism Awareness Week. Providence Health Care and the Medical Staff Association (MSA) join the government and our health care partners in denouncing all acts of racism.

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!

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

A province-wide survey is open to all staff who work in long term care and assisted living and we encourage all staff to participate.  

VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPOINTS PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) Board of Directors is very pleased to announce the appointment of Vivian Eliopoulos as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of VCH, effective immediately.

ST. JOHN HOSPICE RETURNS TO UBC SITE

We are pleased to inform you that the replacement of the HVAC system at the home site of St. John Hospice has been completed and all clients, staff and medical staff are returning to the UBC campus today, May 28.

WATCH THIS: CELEBRATING PROVIDENCE’S GENERAL SURGERY NURSES

What do Providence nurses love about their unique work? Hear from Saif Yousif and Chilee Okarah, two general surgery nurses at St. Paul's Hospital. 

WHAT DOES THE BC RESTART PLAN MEAN FOR REMOTE WORK AT PROVIDENCE?

For those Providence staff who are working remotely, there is no change to our position on remote working arrangements as outlined in the Working Remotely Policy introduced in March for all Providence staff. 

PHC CST UPDATE: CYCLE 4 GOING LIVE IN THREE DAYS!

Providence’s next CST go-live is happening Monday, May 31. Do you know what to expect on go-live day? Read the pre go-live memo here.

MEET JULIE CHENG, PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Celebrate Physiontherapy Month by getting to know Julie Cheng, a physiotherapist at MSJ and HFH.

A SPECIAL SPEAKERS BUREAU WEBINAR PRESENTED BY THE INDIGENOUS WELLNESS & RECONCILIATION (IWR) DEPARTMENT AT PHC

On May 26, the department of Indigenous Wellness & Reconciliation (IWR), First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) and Megaphone Magazine hosted a special Indigenous Women’s Speakers Bureau webinar.

CHANGES TO PHC’S RESPECT AND NO BULLY LINE EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2021

In an effort to make reporting discrimination, racism, sexism and any form of bullying more accessible to Providence staff, PHC’s Respect and No Bully Line will be managed within the Occupational Health and Safety team effective June 1, 2021.

FUTURE OF HEALTH CARE: SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS MODELS AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES

Providence Health Care medical staff, PHC leaders and staff, and guests are invited to attend an upcoming event hosted by the Discover, Learn, & Innovate for Impact (DLII) Physician Advisory Committee in collaboration with New St. Paul’s Physician Directors (Clinical Planning) and PHC. 

EES-Y PEASY INVITES YOU TO ‘GO BY BIKE’ NEXT WEEK

Go By Bike is an annual week-long event that encourages everyone to get outside and ride their bikes. 

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

New CasesToday's Total CasesCumulative Total
BCTotal708 (three days)2,953144,289
Hospitalized249
ICU Patients78
Deaths11 (three days)1,703
VCH/PHCHospitalized41351,868
ICU Patients037560
On Ventilator031284
Discharged1421,530
Deaths (hospital/ICU)0211
PHCHospitalized023*584
ICU Patients08*165
On Ventilator07*78
Discharged
(within the last 24 hours)
1493
Deaths053
*patients that are currently being cared for as COVID-positive
This page last updated May 28, 2021 5:29pm PDT