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Residents weigh in on redevelopment plans for George Pearson Centre

Learn how VCH staff are ensuring that residents with complex care needs are involved in the process.

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All-Staff Forums highlight service growth in Richmond

Richmond’s growing and aging population has resulted in service improvements across the CoC as moves are made to shift the balance of care from Acute to Community.

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Richmond improves substance-use care

VCH Richmond has opened new beds, eliminated wait lists and expanded treatment options…all over the past year.

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Social Workers raise awareness of elder abuse

Richmond Social Workers stand united in their support for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, June 15, 2017.

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Balmoral Hotel residents safely evacuated with VCH’s help

As of Tuesday night all ~150 residents have been moved out of the dilapidated Balmoral Hotel SRO and into new homes, with VCH staff’s help.

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New MHSU team site speaks to “respect and importance”

The new Richmond Mental Health & Substance Use team site opened to clients last week. The new facility, located at #210-7671 Alderbridge Way, was planned with input from clients and families, and speaks to the benefits of taking a patient-centred approach to all aspects of healthcare planning and delivery.

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Meet Brent – an Unsung Hero making a difference on the Sunshine Coast

Brent Fitszimmons won an Award of Excellence in the Unsung Hero category of the 2017 People First Awards.

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New home for Richmond Mental Health & Substance Use

After nearly two years of planning and hard work, Richmond Mental Health and Substance Use services and the Richmond Consumer and Friends Society (RCFC) are moving into their new home this weekend at #210-7671 Alderbridge Way.

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Strengthening relationships with clients key for Bella Bella Nurse Practitioner Melissa Housty

“Although it is clients who decide whether they are provided with culturally safe care, it is a highlight of my practice when clients feel empowered and engaged by their healthcare encounter.”

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Integrating North Shore Youth Eating Disorders into Foundry North Shore “a positive for clients and their families”

Program serves youth on the North Shore, Bowen Island, Sunshine Coast, Powell River and along the Sea to Sky corridor.

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