Vancouver News

Congratulations to the unsung heroes of 2013!

On May 6th, VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation recognized some of our dedicated nurses in a special ceremony held at VGH, during National Nursing Week.

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VGH Emerg vs ICU “Blood Off”

Emergency vs ICU “Blood Off” donation campaign running now through to June 1st. Needing donations ASAP! The department with the most donations receives a prize pot of $300 to go towards whatever they choose! Let’s get out donating

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Master Gardeners are all thumbs (green ones!) at George Pearson

Master Gardeners dig deep to renovate the Canteen Garden’s fish pond at George Pearson Centre last week. Over the past five years, volunteers have recreated eight pocket-sized greenspaces at the South Vancouver facility for the enjoyment of residents.

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Get caught in the act

Across Vancouver Acute, we celebrated World Hand Hygiene Week with enthusiasm, lots of sanitizer and a plan to improve our rates.

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Willow Chest mental health program settles into new home

Moving to Willow Pavilion provides clients and staff easier access to tertiary programs and resources.

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NAOSH Week at VGH: it just gets better and better

On May 8, the Central Joint Health & Safety Committee at VGH hosted a NAOSH Week celebration. Find out why committee co-chair Faith Uchida says it was the best ever.

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People First in action: congrats to Vancouver’s award recipients

They prevent illness. They alleviate suffering. And they give people hope. Meet Vancouver’s latest People First award recipients.

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Win millions. Help our heroes.

Purchase a ticket for the Hometown Heroes Lottery and get a chance to win millions and help support the work of B.C.’s real heroes – the medical teams at our hospitals and fire fighters.

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Election Day in B.C. is coming to VGH!

Tuesday, May 14, is Election Day in B.C. Find out where, when and how inpatients, visitors and staff can vote at VGH.

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Fully integrated mental health and addictions access for older adults in Vancouver is now just a call away

Older Adult Mental Health and Older Adult Addictions now share the same central intake line – 604.709.6785. Use this phone number when referring older adults into all community-based mental health and addictions services or to GPOT at VGH.

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