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What’s for lunch at GF Strong, UBC Hospital and VGH?

Menus for the week of August 20 to 24.

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Free food and more at VGH Sassafras (yes, you read right)

You could be 1 of 5 lucky daily winners from August 20 to August 31!

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Join us at the DCHC 2nd annual health fair on August 29

Designed to promote better health among area residents, the Downtown Community Health Centre fair will offer a number of services and a good dose of fun.

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GF Strong’s new student-run clinic provides “top notch” care and unique learning experience

GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre’s Neuromusculoskeletal (NMS) Program has newly developed an outpatient, student-run clinic. The student-run clinic was proposed during 2010, and piloted in May of 2011, in order to reduce wait times and provide unique learning opportunities for students.

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Youth recovery baseball game: Wednesday Aug 22

Come watch VCH’s youth recovery baseball team, FRENZY, take on Providence Healths ‘Inner city youth mental health staff’. This will be a great event to come and be part of. The game will be happening this Wednesday, August.22nd from 3pm – 5pm at Andy Livingston Park (Carall St at Pacific Blvd in Vancouver). We will […]

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Home-based treatment benefits clients and reduces admissions

As a clinician, Brian Walsh, BA, RPN, says there are advantages to treating patients at home. “I’ve treated patients in the downtown eastside and in some of Vancouver’s most exclusive homes”

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Diamond Centre electrical shutdown August 11: Do you know what to do?

On Saturday, August 11, the Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre will experience a two-hour electrical shutdown from 0900 to 1100 hrs. This outage is necessary in order for BC Hydro to upgrade the centre’s main transformer and ensure our electrical supply is delivered at optimal voltage levels.

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New bulletins reinforce medication safety, highlight Accrediation Canada’s Medication Management Standards

Medication safety is a top priority to ensure maximum safety for patients and clients. That’s why Medication Management is one of the standards clearly identified — and scrutinized — by Accreditation Canada.

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George Pearson Garden Club in full bloom

George Pearson Centre is a long-term care facility for people with disabilities, and in 2009, the “Farmers on 57th”* group — a project of the B.C. Coalition of People with Disabilities — dug in to transform one acre of the facility’s green space into community-integrated, wheelchair -accessible gardens.

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Straight from the heart: words of thanks to our ED and Cardiac Care Unit at VGH

Putting people first is what we do every day, and our efforts are making a meaningful difference in the lives of our patients and their families. The following letter was written by a grateful husband to our ED and Cardiac Care Unit at VGH.

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