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“Calm and contain” immediate stress support

Sometimes it can all just feel overwhelming and more immediate emotional support might be helpful. Employee Wellness/EFAP will be providing a Calm and Contain service which provides 30 minute telephonic support to those who would like to have a private conversation with a therapist.  The focus will be on finding ways to calm your nervous system, contain […]

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Join us for a virtual town hall about PPE on April 16

You are invited to participate in our virtual town hall for both staff and medical staff this Thursday, April 16, 2020 from 11 am to 12 pm. The focus of this town hall is Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Following a brief situation update, panelists will answer your questions, shared through Mentimeter (www.menti.com) To join the virtual town hall, please click […]

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Personal protective equipment

PLEASE DO NOT TAKE HOSPITAL SCRUBS HOME Staff who work in acute-care settings should arrive at work in clean clothes and, if required, change into scrubs before their shift begins. After work, please change out of hospital scrubs so they can be sent to the hospital laundry. Please wear clean clothes home. VCH has increased our […]

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Transportation updates: Bus/Skytrain/Ferry – Getting to work safely

Thank you for your hard work and the long hours you are working during this critical time. Here are our latest transportation updates to support your safe commute to work. TransitBuses are currently free for everyone. TransLink is taking new steps to reduce overcrowding and promote physical distancing by roping-off half of the bus seats and not allowing standees. […]

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COVID-19 virtual town hall for staff & physicians on April 2

You are invited to participate in an all-staff & physician virtual town hall this Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 11 a.m. Following a brief situation update, panelists will answer your questions related to COVID-19, shared through Mentimeter. To join the virtual town hall, please click on the link below:VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH TOWN HALL – APRIL 2, 2020 […]

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Free parking for staff, physicians and visitors

We recognize the hard work and long hours all of you are contributing to our fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. During this challenging time, we are looking at all the ways we can help support you. As you arrive and leave for your shifts at our hospital sites, we do not want you to worry […]

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Physician support for difficult conversations

At multiple points during their career, physicians will need to impart difficult information to their patients and families. These are unprecedented and demanding times, and given the current uncertain and ever shifting climate, this task is potentially even more complex. During this pandemic there is no road map and physicians and directors of care may […]

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Personal protective equipment (PPE) in direct care areas

The Ministry of Health now requires that all staff, medical staff and contracted staff who have direct contact with patients, clients and residents wear surgical/procedural masks, eye protection and gloves when providing direct care to patients, clients and residents across Vancouver Coastal Health. Over the next couple of days, we will allocate masks and gloves and prioritize eye […]

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COVID-19 all-staff virtual town hall on March 26

You are invited to participate in an all-staff, virtual town hall this Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 10 a.m.. Following a brief situation update, panelists will answer your questions related to COVID-19, shared through Mentimeter. To watched the recorded town hall, please click on the link below: VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH – TOWN HALL WEBCAST – MARCH 26, […]

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