The Rural Coordination Centre of BC (RCCbc) recently launched a new real-time virtual support line for rural providers. Any rural providers looking for insights and/or supports for worrisome cases, are encouraged to contact the Intensivists Group at 1-888-918-0626. The Intensivists Group includes Drs. Ishtiaq Ahmed, Omar Ahmad, Don Burke, Mario Francispragasam, Neilson McLean and MJ Slabbert. They will answer your call 24/7 and discuss any topic with you: resuscitation, emergency medicine, critical care, acute care, chronic conditions, dermatology, etc.
This new platform has been made possible through RCCbc and its partners, First Nations Health Authority and Providence Health. This group intends to establish a Collaborative Centre of Excellence in Virtual Health to facilitate the development of the rural health-care provider support platform – keep your eye on the RCCbc website for updates in the coming weeks.