Vancouver News

VGH and UBCH surgical waitlists shrink by almost a quarter

Simple yet innovative solutions. Better communication and collaboration. It all adds up to more patients receiving timely surgery, and more job satisfaction for our OR Booking team.

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Congratulations to our student volunteer award winners!

Meet four exceptional student volunteers. Collectively, they’ve devoted close to 2,000 hours to enhancing our services for patients and families.

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Locally developed training will enhance addiction medicine

A collaboration between VHC, PHC and UBC has resulted in a new medical fellowship program that uses locally developed curriculum for specialized training in addiction medicine.

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VGH celebrates NAOSH Week May 8

Are you really as safe as you think you are? Find out on May 8, 2013, when we celebrate North American Occupational Safety and Health Week at VGH.

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Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst

On April 17, a plane will “crash” after take-off. VGH and UBCH will declare a Code Orange. How will we respond?

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Planning underway for a new mixed-use community in Vancouver

Redevelopment planning has started for the 10-hectare Pearson Dogwood site in Vancouver to create new homes for clients with disabilities and seniors in residential care.

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Patient care fit for a queen (or king!)

How do we make patients feel like royalty? One VGH patient tells us.

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Enjoy a night of classical music with the VSO

The Volunteer Resources Department for VGH/UBCH/GFS & GPC, in partnership with Artsway and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, is again offering staff the opportunity to attend the concerts listed below for a minimum donation of $10 cash per ticket.

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April 17: Mock plane crash will put VGH and UBCH to the test

On April 17, an international flight will crash after take-off at YVR. The crash will be fake, but the test of our disaster response plans will be real.

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Survey says you want to be smoke-free

VCH Public Health conducted a survey in February with more than 400 VCH staff and it turns out that staff are very savvy when it comes to knowledge on smoking.

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