Coastal News

Make 2013 Your Year to Kick the Butt

If you are thinking of quitting smoking during the Holidays you may want to take advantage of some of the great services that Vancouver Coastal Health and the BC Government offer to improve your chances of success.

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Ersing’s tree commemorates dedication of patients-first Powell River nurse

Powell River staff commemorated Ersing Hanegraaf’s commitment to serving patients by planting a tree in her honour.

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Coastal outbreaks update

Evergreen House
We are continuing to experience patients coming down with influenza here at EGH, requiring us to maintain the closure of 1 South, 2 South, 3 South, 1 North and 2 North.

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Harvest Project extends significant thank you to North Shore VCH staff

The North Shore’s Harvest Project extends their thanks to VCH staff at LGH and across the North Shore for their contributions to the Harvest Project.

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Joint replacement staff earn kudos from LGH patient

A recent patient has plenty of praise for staff as a result of their recent visit to the LGH joint replacement clinic.

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Christmas dinners hosted as Coastal staff thank you

All VCH-Coastal staff working on Christmas Day will be provided a free meal as a thank you and recognition of their commitment.

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Happy holidays and best of the season to all Coastal staff

On behalf of Coastal’s Senior Leadership Team, I’d like to wish you happy holidays and thank you for your hard work and dedication over the past year.

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North Shore Care Conferencing takes a fresh look at GP communications

The North Shore area of VCH-Coastal is reporting good preliminary results for patient care as they pilot a new approach called GP Care Conferencing for helping Home and Community Care (HCC) clients in transition or with complex health needs.

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Sunshine Coast partnership nets an enhanced approach to fall- and fire-prevention for older adults

Sechelt Home Care Nurse Tracy Parsons was awarded an opportunity to attend a National Fire Protection Association fire and fall prevention program conference in Boston this past week.

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North Shore residents: take the survey, win an iPad

Have you taken the Public Health’s survey yet? Fill out the VCH North Shore Wellness Survey and you could win an iPad, Grouse Mountain passes, or a grocery gift card. And if you refer five friends to complete the survey, you’ll be entered in a bonus draw to win an iPod.

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