January 11, 2018

‘They take … all of my stuff’: Woman visiting hospitalized, dying brother has car burgled for third time

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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January 11, 2018

‘I thought it was ridiculous’: Religious facilities opposing assisted death leave patients in a bind

Ian Pope was transferred twice to find out if he met criteria for assisted death. While doctors say they would have met in his hospital room, St. Paul’s would not allow it.

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January 11, 2018

New shingles vaccine available in Vancouver

Dr. Suni Boraston, medical director of VCH’s travel clinic says a new shingles vaccine offers more benefits than Zostavax, the drug approved more than a decade ago.

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January 11, 2018

Crown is considering if charges are warranted in 2017 daycare death

The Crown is looking if charges might be laid for death of 16 month-old “Baby Mac” in an unlicensed Vancouver daycare, which VCH had investigated in 2010, 2012 and 2016.

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January 12, 2018

Trellis plans for Coast facility remain in limbo

Trellis Seniors Services was awarded three contracts by VCH in 2016 and hoping to break ground on two of the long-term care facilities this year.

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January 12, 2018

North Vancouver’s Maplewood plan largely supported at public hearing

Dr. Mark Lysyshyn, North Shore’s medical health officer, said Maplewood’s walkability, transit, social places and play areas keeps with healthy communities partnership with VCH.

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January 11, 2018

Support for Hilltop House

Writer feels that Hilltop House practices high quality professionalism in providing quality care and supports petitioning for provincial financial support to maintain the level of care.

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January 11, 2018

Answering the call

The Whistler Health Care Centre closes its doors at 10 p.m. but demand for on-call doctors and nurses usually picks up on big bar nights.

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January 11, 2018

Egmont firefighters use naloxone to fight overdoses

Volunteer firefighters were administering naloxone to two patients, who were both transferred to Sechelt Hospital for observation and released later in the day.

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January 11, 2018

Sage Wolf ushers in 2018

The Sunshine Coast’s first baby of 2018 was Sage Wolf Ryder, born at Sechelt Hospital under the super “wolf moon” of 2018

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