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Vancouver clinic turns long-time addicts from prescription heroin to abstinence

Providence Health News - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 00:00

Two long-time addicts have taken an unconventional road to sobriety: prescription heroin.

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B.C. government steps in on problem-plagued hospital IT project (Clinical Systems Transformations Project)

Providence Health News - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 00:00

British Columbia's health minister blames the previous B.C. Liberal government for a mismanaged and over-budget paperless records project at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, as well as problems with a similar project in Vancouver.

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Fred Lee's Social Network: Shining lights on hope, courage, Italy (St. Paul's Foundation)

Providence Health News - Sun, 01/14/2018 - 00:00

Bolstered by a sizable $469,000 from hospital staff and volunteers to ignite its 20th Lights of Hope Holiday Campaign, St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation’s annual tradition would see donations total more than $3.1 million.

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Fuelled by fentanyl crisis, St. Paul's unique rapid-treatment centre sees a five-fold increase in visitors in first year

Providence Health News - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 00:00

When she was mired in a seemingly endless drug addiction, Phyliss Sauvé couldn’t slog her way through the health care and social services systems that were intended to help her.

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Roundhouse Radio interviews PHC psychiatrist Dr. Harpreet Chauhan

Providence Health News - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 00:00

Have you hit you “January Wall” yet? There may be a reason and it's not what you think. Dr. Harpreet Chauhan, head of Psychiatry at Providence Health Care comes on to talk about how can we battle the “January blues”

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Dying man calls out thieves who ransacked sister’s car in hospital lot (St. Paul's Hospital)

Providence Health News - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 00:00

A dying man is calling out some heartless thieves from his hospital bed after they ransacked his sister’s car three times in three weeks in the hospital parkade.

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Important history behind (St. Paul's Hospital)

Providence Health News - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 00:00

The illicit death at a Vancouver Jewish care home, prompting a statement last week from Archbishop Miller, raises important issues of religious freedom, but also the nature of health care in Canada.

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'They take … all of my stuff': Woman visiting hospitalized, dying brother has car burgled for third time (St. Paul's Hospital)

Providence Health News - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 00:00

An Alberta woman visiting her dying brother at St. Paul’s Hospital can’t believe her car has been broken into three times in less than three weeks.

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‘I thought it was ridiculous’: Religious facilities opposing assisted death leave patients in a bind (St. Paul's Hospital)

Providence Health News - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 00:00

The first time that Ian Pope was transferred out of a Vancouver Catholic hospital for an assisted-death eligibility assessment, the appointment started badly and ended worse.

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DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY SUPERCLUSTER WANTS TO INVEST $1.4 BILLION IN ITS PROJECTS (Providence Health Care)

Providence Health News - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 00:00

One of the supercluster consortia shortlisted in the Canadian government’s supercluster initiative has released the full details of its final application.

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Daily Poll: Should faith-based hospitals that receive government funding be required to provide assisted dying? (St. Paul's Hospital)

Providence Health News - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 00:00

The debate over whether faith-based hospitals that are tax-payer funded should be allowed to opt out of assisted dying practices has been reignited. 

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Renewed discussion over assisted dying amid dispute at faith-based sites (St. Paul's Hospital)

Providence Health News - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 00:00

Two incidents in British Columbia have renewed a debate about whether faith-based health institutions that receive public funding should be allowed to opt out of offering medical assistance in dying.

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Emergency experts set on improving dismal odds of survival in highrises (St. Paul's Hospital)

Providence Health News - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 00:00

Tony Fagan died precisely the same way his mom did many years earlier: from cardiac arrest after doing laps in a swimming pool. Both were rushed to St. Paul’s Hospital, except Fagan was successfully resuscitated by paramedics within three minutes of his heart stopping.

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Patient’s botched transfer renews calls for assisted dying in all publicly funded health-care facilities (St. Paul's Hospital)

Providence Health News - Mon, 01/08/2018 - 00:00

A publicly funded Catholic health-care network in British Columbia apologized last spring to a secular hospital after it mismanaged part of the transfer of a frail man seeking a physician-assisted death, documents show.

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Governments should fund birth control, as they do HIV prevention (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)

Providence Health News - Sun, 01/07/2018 - 00:00

Sixty-one per cent of Canadian women have had an unintended pregnancy, notes a study by Canada's Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Government policy is to blame.

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Back on Track gala celebrates Odd Squad’s 20 years of helping at-risk youth (St. Paul's Foundation)

Providence Health News - Sun, 01/07/2018 - 00:00

Social columnist Fred Lee announces the total raised by St. Paul's Foundation's Lights of Hope campaign this year.

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Assisted dying in religious facilities means tough choices for families (Christopher De Bono)

Providence Health News - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 00:00

On the night that 83-year-old Barry Hyman was to receive a doctor-assisted death, his daughters were on edge, petrified that at any moment someone would burst through the door and stop them from granting their father his final wish.

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Jewish care home accuses doctor of 'sneaking in and killing someone' (St. Paul's Hospital)

Providence Health News - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 00:00

A faith-based nursing home has filed a complaint against a medical-assistance-in-dying doctor, accusing her of “sneaking in and killing someone” at the Orthodox Jewish home against the centre’s policy.

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Facing the challenges of spinal cord injury (St. Paul's Hospital)

Providence Health News - Thu, 01/04/2018 - 00:00

Brayden Methot can lift 10-pound weights with his right arm and ride a handbike thanks to several surgeries and a strong determination to rebuild his strength.

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5 Changes You Can Make Toward A Healthier You (Emily Zamora, St. Paul's Hospital)

Providence Health News - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 00:00

Breakfast Television interviews St. Paul's Hospital dietician Emily Zamora about small, healthy changes you can make to achieve your healthy new year’s goals.

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