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PHC News + COVID Update: Mar 26, 2021

“While we are in a different stage of our COVID-19 pandemic than where we have been before – safe and effective vaccines that are increasing the protection for all of us – we are facing a sustained increase in clusters of new cases and outbreaks, including increasing cases caused by variants of concern. This is particularly concerning in the Lower Mainland areas.

“This requires all of us to continue to put our safety layers at the forefront of all we do.”

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

Situation Update

For Friday, March 26: 908 new cases were announced for a total of 95,677 cases in British Columbia.

  • Active cases:  6,245
  • Currently hospitalized:294
  • Intensive care: 81
  • There have been three new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 1,449 deaths in British Columbia.

New cases by health authority region:

  • Northern Health – 78
  • Interior Health – 43
  • Island Health – 55
  • Fraser Health – 438
  • Vancouver Coastal – 294
  • Two people who reside outside of Canada
  • There have been 140 new confirmed COVID-19 cases that are variants of concern in our province, for a total of 1,912 cases.
  • To date, 637,856  doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in B.C., 87,233 of which are second doses. Immunization data is available on the COVID-19 dashboard at: www.bccdc.ca
  • Vaccine appointment bookings are now open for people 74 or older and Indigenous peoples over 55.
  • Starting on Monday, individuals who are clinically extreme vulnerability and have received a letter identifying them as such can also book their vaccine appointments.
  • Read Friday's joint statement on BC's COVID-19 response.
  • Find previous joint statements here.

VACCINE UPDATE - March 26

All remaining VCH, PHC, and PHSA staff and contractors are now eligible for their first-dose COVID-19 vaccination.

PEOPLE DEEMED CLINICALLY EXTREMELY VULNERABLE PRIORITIZED FOR COVID-19 VACCINE

People at higher risk from COVID-19 due to existing medical conditions will be able to register for their COVID-19 vaccine beginning Monday, March 29, 2021.

PHILANTHROPIC FUNDRAISING AT PHC: A PARTNERSHIP WITH ST. PAUL’S FOUNDATION

A message from Fiona Dalton, President & CEO, Providence Health Care

As we look forward to the ground-breaking of the new St. Paul’s, we now have the opportunity to identify new initiatives where philanthropic support can be leveraged to enhance, innovate and grow patient and resident care, research and teaching throughout the Providence Family.

Q&A FROM TOWN HALLS FOR THE NEW ST. PAUL’S HOSPITAL TOWN HALLS

Here are the answers to questions asked at the March 15th Town Halls, and that we didn’t have time to answer.

UPDATE YOUR ASC CONTACT INFORMATION BEFORE APRIL 6 2021

In preparation for our transition to using the new Andgo online scheduling tool, all staff who use the Automated Shift Callout (ASC) system to receive and bid on shifts must review and confirm their contact information in ASC.

PLANNING A FORMAL EVENT AT PHC? CHECK OUT THE NEW IWR EVENT PLANNING TOOLKIT

The Indigenous Wellness & Reconciliation (IWR) Team has created a toolkit to help you in your planning for your upcoming event.

CONGRATULATIONS AND THANK YOU TO OUR 2020 LONG SERVICE RECIPIENTS!

It’s that time of year again when we send a big thank you to our staff, medical staff and volunteers who have reached significant career milestones at Providence Health Care from 5 to 50 years-of-service, but what we’re really commemorating is so much more than tenure. 

BEST PATIENT SAFETY & QUALITY AWARDS: APPLY NOW

Submitted by Camille Ciarniello, Corporate Director, Quality, Patient Safety, Risk Management, Patient Relations & Infection Prevention and Control

If you have a project that you are proud of, now is the time to seek some well-deserved recognition!

2021 MISSION AWARD NOMINATIONS: OPEN UNTIL APRIL 1

Please take a moment to spotlight those teams and individuals who have been extraordinary this past year. 

MEET SOME OF THE AMAZING WOMEN OF CHÉOS

The Centre for Health Evaluation and Health Sciences (CHÉOS) at St. Paul’s Hospital highlighted a few of the incredible women who fuel the research powerhouse.

JOIN PHC’S WORKOUT TO CONQUER CANCER FUNDRAISER

Join the Providence Pacemakers team and workout and/or donate to help conquer cancer! 

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.

PROVIDENCE IN THE NEWS

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

New CasesToday's Total CasesCumulative Total
BCTotal2,518 (three days)6,90298,195 (89,722 recovered)
Hospitalized299
ICU Patients79
Deaths61,455
VCH/PHCHospitalized7931,198
ICU Patients020351
On Ventilator013176
Discharged23950
Deaths (hospital/ICU)2158
PHCHospitalized113*409
ICU Patients02*106
On Ventilator01*50
Discharged
(within the last 24 hours)
2341
Deaths042
*patients that are currently being cared for as COVID-positive
This page last updated Mar 26, 2021 5:25pm PDT