May 23, 2017

New CADTH Recommendations Help Make Sense of Sleep Apnea Treatment Options

Canadians living with obstructive sleep apnea have disturbed and restless sleep and face serious health problems. With quotes from Dr. Stirling Bryan, Director of the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation at VCHRI.

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May 23, 2017

Surrey’s John Volken Academy commits $1M to British Columbia Centre on Substance Use

Newton’s John Volken Academy has committed $1 million to support the BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) in the midst of the ongoing opioid crisis. With quotes from BCCSU Director Dr. Evan Wood.

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May 23, 2017

Mayor Gregor Robertson and Dr. Patricia Daly among panelists for public forum on Vancouver’s fentanyl crisis

Dr. Patricia Daly, chief medical health officer and vice president of VCH, will be joining Mayor Gregor Robertson in a public discussion about the city’s overdose crisis.

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May 24, 2017

Women-only overdose prevention site opens on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

A safe injection site that will only serve women has opened on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. With quotes from Dr. Patricia Daly, chief medical health officer of VCH.

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May 24, 2017

VGH wing renamed in honour of Leon Judah Blackmore after $18M donation

Vancouver General Hospital’s Centennial Pavilion will be renamed after the late Vancouver developer Leon Judah Blackmore, following a $18.4 million donation to the VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation from the foundation he started.

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May 24, 2017

VGH receives $18.4M gift from late philanthropist who fled holocaust

Leon Judah Blackmore died two years ago at age 81, but following an $18.4 million posthumous gift from his philanthropic foundation, Centennial Pavilion at Vancouver General Hospital will be renamed the Leon Judah Blackmore Pavilion.

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May 24, 2017

Drug tests at B.C. supervised injection site found 80% contained fentanyl

Almost 80 per cent of street drugs tested for fentanyl at Insite were laced with the potentially deadly opioid, a nine-month pilot study has found.

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May 23, 2017

B.C. Nurses’ Union nomination committee nixes candidacy of members for top three posts

VGH nurse Will Offley has been an outspoken member of the B.C. Nurses’ Union, as well as a health and political activist. Recently, his campaign for BCNU president ended when the nominations committee kiboshed his candidacy.

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May 22, 2017

Challengers in BC Nurses Union election disqualified days before voting begins

Three candidates have been disqualified in the B.C. Nurses’ Union election the weekend before voting begins, leading to heated accusations from both sides. The three held a news conference today outside the emergency entrance at Vancouver General Hospital.

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May 18, 2017

Terrace radiologist who made hundreds of mistakes facing two more reviews

A Terrace radiologist who made hundreds of errors over a four-month period is now the subject of two more reviews. VGH radiologists completed reinterpretations of 8,400 X-rays, CT scans and ultrasounds.

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