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PHC News + COVID Update: May 7, 2021

“Following all of the public health orders, staying small and local, and getting your vaccine is making a difference, so let’s all keep going this weekend, on Mother’s Day and in the days ahead.”

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

Situation Update
  • For Friday, May 7: 722 new cases were announced, for a total of 134,341 cases in British Columbia:
    • Active cases: 6,757
    • Currently hospitalized: 445
    • Intensive care: 157
    • There has been 7 new COVID-19 related death, for a total of 1,602 deaths in British Columbia.
  • New cases by health authority region:
    • Northern Health – 26
    • Interior Health – 38
    • Island Health – 20
    • Fraser Health – 523
    • Vancouver Coastal – 115
  • In B.C., 2,042,442 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca-SII COVID-19 vaccines have been administered, 99,461 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.

VACCINE UPDATE FOR MAY 7, 2021 - REGISTER NOW!

Submitted by the Regional COVID-19 Vaccination Program Planning Team

Health care workers, including all Providence Health Care staff, will now book vaccine appointments through the provincial booking system. 

THE COVID-19 SPEAK SURVEY IS NOW OPEN

Take the BC COVID-19 Speak Round 2 survey and help BC recover.

MENTAL HEALTH WEEK: GET READY TO #GETREAL

Get ready to #GetReal for Canadian Mental Health Association Mental Health Week, May 3-9.

TAKING TIME TO PONDER YOUR EMOTIONAL NEEDS IN A DISASTER, BEFORE THE DISASTER

Submitted by Nicole Spence, Manager, Projects + Initiatives, Health Emergency Management British Columbia (HEMBC)

With Emergency Preparedness Week underway (May 2 – 8), HEMBC consider the emotional supports you might need during an emergency.

PRACTICE ALERT! TEST YOUR HAND HYGIENE KNOWLEDGE

This week we celebrated Hand Hygiene week – a five-day extension of Hand Hygiene Day.

BUSTING THE 5 MOST COMMON MYTHS OF PALLIATIVE CARE


Thanks for joining us as we shined a light on the incredible work of Providence’s Palliative Care team and busted a few myths along the way.

GET READY FOR NATIONAL NURSING WEEK: MAY 10-16

Next week is National Nursing Week (May 10-16) and the theme for this year’s Nursing Week is “We Answer The Call”.

CST UPDATE FOR MAY 7: COMPLETE YOUR ONLINE LEARNING!

Providence’s next CST Cerner go-live is coming up on May 31 for select Cycle 4 clinics. Catch up on the latest news and meet the Peer Mentors in the latest PHC CST Bulletin.

TEN COVID-19 COLLECTION CENTRES NOW USING CST CERNER

Today, CST Cerner is being successfully used at 10 collection centres located throughout Richmond, Vancouver, North Vancouver, the Sea-to-Sky corridor and the Sunshine Coast.

CELEBRATING QUALITY IMPROVEMENT AT PROVIDENCE

Join us on Thursday, June 24 at 5 p.m. to hear about the amazing quality improvement projects happening across Providence.

WE CAN’T CALL THEM “MAVERICKS.” BUT YOU CAN.

Submitted by St. Paul’s Foundation

Join us on Monday, May 10 at 4:00 p.m. as three courageous and creative researchers share their latest moonshot ideas.

FROM THE DAILY SCAN

Mother’s Day is this Sunday. And while it is traditionally a time to celebrate the women who care for us, it is important to remember that pregnancy and new motherhood may have a darker, more challenging side. 

PROVIDENCE IN THE NEWS

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

New CasesToday's Total CasesCumulative Total
BCTotal5581,759136,100 (128,139 recovered)
Hospitalized415
ICU Patients150
Deaths10 (three days)1,622
VCH/PHCHospitalized31551,714
ICU Patients253525
On Ventilator240259
Discharged7181,366
Deaths (hospital/ICU)0197
PHCHospitalized234*538
ICU Patients216*155
On Ventilator212*71
Discharged
(within the last 24 hours)
2448
Deaths049
*patients that are currently being cared for as COVID-positive
This page last updated May 7, 2021 6:04pm PDT