February 19, 2018

Opinion: We should treat heroin like other prescription drugs

The writer argues for heroin being treated like a prescription drug, and other harm reduction strategies. The article profiles a client of VCH’s Crosstown Clinic.

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February 14, 2018

58% parents surveyed by UBC not heeding screen time warnings

Reda Wilkes, public health nurse with VCH, co-authored a study of Vancouver parents that showed parents give children more screen time than recommended.

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February 14, 2018

Richmond First Calls For New Acute Care Tower

Richmond First is calling on the province to commit, immediately, to building a new acute care tower at Richmond Hospital.

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February 15, 2018

Something has to change, says mother of overdose victim

Squamish family says legislation should allow parents to have their children at risk held in care against their will.

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February 15, 2018

Latest Trellis deal fails to quell opposition

Last week’s revelation that VCH, Trellis and the shíshálh Nation are close to an agreement on a long-term care facility is getting mixed reviews, despite assurances on jobs.

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February 15, 2018

‘We never made it to tomorrow’: Squamish family mourns 15-year-old’s opioid overdose death

A Squamish family is calling for legal changes after their daughter’s life was cut short by an overdose.

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February 15, 2018

With failing systems and antiquated designs, calls grow for new Richmond Hospital

Municipal politicians want to see concrete action on a new acute tower at Richmond Hospital to provide much-needed additional capacity and make the facility seismically resilient.

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February 16, 2018

Chinese mother battling Richmond School District over decision to dismiss son

After subsequent assessment of Kenneth’s health by VCH, school staff and counsellors, the district determined that the safest place for him was in his home country with his parents.

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February 16, 2018

Toddlers turning couch potatoes? Survey blames busy parents

Study of 242 parents of children under two years of age surveyed at community centers of Vancouver showed that half allowed toddlers to use smartphones or tablets.

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February 15, 2018

Kids under 2 should have no screen time. These ones get up to 30 minutes a day: study

Concerns young children are spending too much time on screens, which could impact their development. Study co-authored by Reda Wilkes, public health nurse with VCH.

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