Vancouver News

Second annual Community Health Fair a success

Take great volunteers, staff, partners and clients and what do you get? A community health fair that’s making a positive difference in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastide.

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Recognizing excellence in care at VGH: a letter from a thankful daughter

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 daughter to our VGH friends and colleagues.

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Youth from The Crossing receive donation from PNE

This community partnership is allowing youth to experience attractions that they would never have the opportunity to experience.

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Sassafras menu for Sept 17-121

Sassafras menu for Sept 17-121

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Seeking nurses to provide flu vaccine in the DTES

Pender CHC staff, volunteer services and our eASI portfolio clerk are busy organizing the 2012 DTES flu blitz planned for October 9 – 26. We are actively seeking nurses willing to give the flu vaccine on an outreach basis.

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Little Treasures of Home ViVE Plus

It is not often that we have a chance to work on quality of life components as we are so busy with physical health and safety issues. It was incredible to see the joy a lift can bring and how Donald now has access to a whole new quality of life.

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GF Strong Retail Menu September 10 – 14

GF Strong Retail Menu September 10 – 14

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Taking action to safeguard staff from workplace violence

I expect many of you have read yesterday’s Vancouver Sun article about incidents of workplace violence involving a former Riverview Hospital patient. Sadly, I can confirm that incidents have occurred in two of our tertiary mental health facilities. Workplace violence at any time and any place is both disturbing and unacceptable. In these circumstances, I […]

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Suggestions from within benefit staff and patients

Nobody knows a unit like the people who work on it. That’s why suggestions from staff, offered through a Lean-inspired improvement opportunities board, have proven so successful at UBCH. Our ongoing quality improvements also help us prepare for Vancouver’s Accreditation survey later this year.

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Sassafras menu for Sept 10-14

Sodexo Sassafras Cafeteria Sept 3-7 MONDAY  HOLIDAY ENTRÉE Beef Storganoff   Combo  $7.59 Baked Orzo & Spinach Combo  $7.59 ACTION STATION Thai Red Curry $7.99 SOUP Tomato Bisque $2.99/ $3.49/$4.59 Beef  Noodle  $2.99/ $3.49/$4.59 GRILL Basil BLT Angus Burger $5.99 TUESDAY ENTRÉE Madras Chicken Combo  $7.59 Squash & Lentil Combo $7.59 ACTION STATION Burrito    $7.99 SOUP […]

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