Vancouver News

A good sign: plans for new mental health centre moving ahead

This is one of two new signs appearing on the VGH campus. The sign locations shouldn’t be confused with the proposed location for the Joseph & Rosalie Segal Family Centre. Read on to learn more …

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Hall of Flame firefighters visit VGH November 23

They’re hot, hot, hot and so is this deal! Pick up a 2013 Hall of Flame Calendar for only $20 and support the BC Professional Firefighters’ Burn Fund and other select charities.

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Accreditation 2012 and only 12 days to go!

Accreditation Canada surveyors will be here November 26 to 29 – and we’re ready! Take our work in the area of fall prevention; it’s just one of many examples of progress we’ve made for our patients and for accreditation. Read all about it and much more in our accreditation newsletter.

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You told us:”It’s about time!”

We launched the Smoke Free Campaign at VGH last week and you’ve had lots to say about it! We’ve received dozens of emails from VCH staff, members of the public and even from staff at other health authorities. Many of you told us that you were happy that management is “finally” trying to stamp out smoking on site.

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Your final opportunity for 2012 VSO Tickets!

High culture for the unbelievably low donation of $10. This is your last chance to take advantage of this incredible offer and support Artsway, a society dedicated to bringing professional performing arts to audiences in health care sites, including residential care facilities.

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We want you, and our patients, to be healthy

I am trying to heal – it’s a message we are taking to heart at VGH. Second hand smoke hurts our staff and patients and slows patient recovery – and it’s time we finally put a stop to it here at our site.
Audits indicate that more than a third of the people who smoke on the VGH site are staff, the others are patients or visitors. Our goal is to have 100% staff support of the Smoke Free Premises Policy.

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Vancouver Acute physicians awarded for special achievements

This year’s winners of the Vancouver Acute Physician Academic Awards represent the best in us and who we aspire to be.

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Recognizing dedicated service by Vancouver Acute physicians

More than 150 Vancouver Acute physicians are celebrating their years of dedicated service in 2012. Together, they represent an impressive 2,970 years of contribution.

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Countdown to Accreditation Canada site visits November 26-29

Where did the time go? Accreditation Canada will be conducting site surveys in less than a month – but don’t you worry. Our latest accreditation newsletter has news you can use.

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Celebrate our medical radiation technologists November 4 to 10!

High five an MRT near you! MRT week is an opportunity to recognize the difference medical radiation technologists make for our patients every day.

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