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Pilot project expanding in B.C. after seeing more addicted patients stay in treatment (BC-CfE)

Providence Health News - Tue, 01/22/2019 - 11:36

A pilot project in Vancouver is being expanded across British Columbia after more than double the number of drug-addicted people stayed in treatment to prevent them from fatally overdosing.

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A daily dose (or 2): Curious minds turn to CBD to treat range of ailments (BCCSU)

Providence Health News - Tue, 01/22/2019 - 11:33

With cannabis now legal in Canada, curious minds are seeking out marijuana-based treatments, like CBD — a compound of cannabis — for treating ongoing medical conditions, with some people even using it to wean themselves off prescription medications.

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Dementia village coming to Vancouver Island (Jo-Ann Tait, PHC)

Providence Health News - Tue, 01/22/2019 - 11:31

A new residential care community on Vancouver Island is in the early stages of planning.

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First village for people with dementia planned for Vancouver Island (PRCC, PHC)

Providence Health News - Tue, 01/22/2019 - 11:28

A planned community in the Comox Valley will see an innovative shift in care for people with dementia.

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Vancouver Island to see first publicly-funded ‘dementia village’ in Comox Valley (Jo-Ann Tait, PHC)

Providence Health News - Tue, 01/22/2019 - 11:22

A new dementia village in the Comox Valley will be the first publicly funded dementia village on Vancouver Island and the second in B.C. Last year, a similar village was announced on Heather Street in Vancouver.

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'Dementia Village' planned for Comox Valley (Jo-Ann Tait, PHC)

Providence Health News - Tue, 01/22/2019 - 11:18

On April 1st, the Providence Residential and Community Care Society will take ownership of the St. Joseph's Hospital site. The society plans to work with Island Health and the Ministry of Health to develop this dementia village.

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The 1st Vancouver Island dementia village is set to open in Comox (Jo-Ann Tait, PHC)

Providence Health News - Tue, 01/22/2019 - 11:13

A new concept for dementia care will be opening in the Comox Valley on the same site as St. Joseph's hospital.

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Dementia village planned for former Comox hospital (Jo-Ann Tait, PHC)

Providence Health News - Tue, 01/22/2019 - 11:08

The Providence Residential & Community Care (PRCC) Services Society has unveiled a vision for a dementia village at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Comox.

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Providence planning to consult community for St. Joseph’s Hospital site demolitions (PHC)

Providence Health News - Tue, 01/22/2019 - 11:03

Major changes could be coming to the old hospital site in Comox.

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Vancouver Island to get its first publicly funded dementia village (Jo-Ann Tait, PHC)

Providence Health News - Tue, 01/22/2019 - 10:29

Vancouver Island’s first publicly funded dementia village — and just the second in BC — is coming to Comox.

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U.S. doctors have a new opioid addiction treatment in their arsenal — it could be here next (BCCSU)

Providence Health News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 15:28

It wasn't until her heroin addiction landed her inside a jail cell that Lauren Biggerstaff decided to make a change in her life.

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New long-term seniors’ care facility will serve Comox Valley

Providence Health News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 15:22

A new seniors’ care facility is expected to open in 2020 to address an increasing need for long-term care in the Comox Valley.

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Comox Valley to receive new residential care facility, but critics say these decisions are taking too long

Providence Health News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 15:17

The B.C. Government announced Wednesday it will build a new long-term residential care facility in the Comox Valley.

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First-of-its kind program aims to stop overdose deaths across B.C. (Dr. Julio Montaner, BC-CfE)

Providence Health News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 15:14

Another tool in the fight against the opioid crisis across B.C. has been unveiled.

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New residential care facility to be built in the Comox Valley

Providence Health News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 13:59

The provincial government has announced a new long-term residential care facility will be built in the Comox Valley.

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$100 million fundraised in just 23 months for Lions Gate Hospital expansion (New SPH)

Providence Health News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 11:52

Lions Gate Hospital (LGH) Foundation is celebrating a herculean fundraising feat of raising $100 million for a new hospital facility expansion in a 23-month timeline.

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B.C.'s closer to having two publicly-funded villages for people with dementia (PHC)

Providence Health News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 11:47

Two publicly-funded villages for people with dementia, based on a model that’s already working well in the Netherlands, are coming to B.C.

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B.C. to launch support plan for drug users modelled after HIV/AIDS strategy (Dr. Julio Montaner, BC-CfE)

Providence Health News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 11:38

British Columbia is rolling out a provincewide initiative modelled after a successful HIV/AIDS strategy aimed at retaining people with opioid-use disorder in treatment.

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Pilot project to combat opioid crisis using HIV-reduction strategies expands across B.C. (Dr. Julio Montaner, BC-CfE)

Providence Health News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 11:36

Following a successful pilot project in Vancouver, an overdose prevention program is now rolling out province-wide.

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'Good old boring work' can help addicts stay on treatment (Dr. Julio Montaner, BC-CfE)

Providence Health News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 11:28

Following up on opioid users, reminding them to take their medication and keeping track of them as they overdose can double the chances that an addict will stay in treatment, according to a new a new study.

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