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VCH Finance moving to 590 West 8th: December 17

Effective December 17, 2012 VCH Finance will be moving to the 3rd Floor at 590 West 8th Avenue.

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Can you recognize the effects of holiday stress?

The holiday season, while a time of celebration for many, can bring extra stressors that we don’t have at other times of the year. Family or relationship conflicts may be intensified because of family or social events. Commonly held myths about stress may keep us from recognizing the effects of stress and seeking help. Know the facts.

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John Carsley & crew “craft for a cause”

Former and current VCH Public Health staff pulled in a great haul for local charities through donating their incredible homemade crafts. Jill Bert, Eduarda Donovan, Tamsin Morgana, Linda Poirier, Winnie Price, Margot Smythe, Rob Stewart, Lee Tidmarsh, Hannah Varto and I knitted, sewed, glued and folded our way to raise nearly $800. The funds raised were donated to the Pacific Post-Partum Support Society of BC, Frontier Animal Society, S.A.I.NT. (Senior Animals In Need Today), ACT BC (Autism Community Training) and the Children’s Heart Network of BC.

We thank everyone so much who contributed their work and especially those who bought it! It was fabulous to have a real KS (Knitting Star), Hannah Varto, join the usual suspects this year with her stylish and useful array of woven (and sewn) art, as well as Jill Bert, paper crafter extraordinaire. Crafts for Causes 2013 will take place from noon to 13h30 in the Epi Centre meeting room on the 8th floor of 601 West Broadway on Thursday, November 21st, 2013. Save the date now!

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Holiday hiatus – no VCH News Dec. 27 and Jan. 3

Items submitted between December 21 and January 9 will be published in the January 10, 2013 editions.

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The VGH Smoking Cessation Clinic: why do we need such a specialist service…?

The VGH Smoking Cessation Clinic is available to both patients and staff who are struggling to quit smoking. The clinic offers an evidence- based approach delivered by a physician or nurse trained in tobacco dependence treatment. Referrals are accepted from throughout the out-patient system but are not mandatory…..clients can self-refer! Simply call 604-875-4800 (and select option 2) to make an appointment.

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8 days of staff flu clinics remaining

You can still get a flu shot at a staff flu clinic, your family physician, at a pharmacy, or at your local public health centre

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Early-bird deadline for PICNet 2013 conference: December 31

Interested in learning about infection control? Registration is open for the PICNet 2013 conference, and Early Bird pricing ($80 for 2 days) is available until December 31st!

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Farm to School family expands to nine schools across VCH

VCH’s Farm to School program brings the lessons of local farming to the classroom as kids from K-12 take part in growing and eating nutritious, sustainably produced food.

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Involving public in service planning: sharing bold strategies with Nova Scotia

Involving the public in our VCH service-planning and decision-making: This isn’t some new trendy jargon. In Canada and around the world, VCH is justly recognised as a leader in public involvement in health care. But in this growing field, how do we now stack up against other health authorities?

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New study examines acute care trends of MS patients

The researchers found the overall rate of admissions was 32 per 100 MS patients, with hospitalization rates decreasing over time, but length of stay increasing. They also discovered higher admission rates were associated with older age, the presence of a primary progressive MS disease course, and a longer disease duration.

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