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July 21, 2021

Long -Term Care Newsletter - July 2021

This month’s newsletter focuses on promoting patient care and making sure all LTC residents are given the proper medical attention. Moving towards Cultural Safety, in relation to the systemic racism that Indigenous persons deal with in Canada, and what Island Health is doing to combat this issue. Medical advice when dealing with wound care in Long-Term care, is touched on in the newsletter. Finally, happy retirement wishes to Guylaine Forman from the LTC Educator Team!

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July 20, 2021

4 new cases, Island Health total 5199

Posted on: July 20, 2021

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July 20, 2021

B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

As of Tuesday, July 20, 2021, 80.0% (3,706,660) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 54.4% (2,519,686) have received their second dose.

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July 20, 2021

Hospital at Home update

In mid July, a mere four months after admitting their first patient, RJH Hospital at Home admitted their 100th patient into the program. Close on their heels, VGH Hospital at Home is a mere two patients away from admitting their 200th patient!

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July 19, 2021

B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

As of Monday, July 19, 2021, 79.9% (3,701,843) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 53.2% (2,464,201) have received their second dose.

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July 19, 2021

3 new cases, Island Health total 5195

Posted on: July 19, 2021

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July 19, 2021

Updated: Visitors in Long-Term Care and Senior's Assisted Living Documents

These two documents focus on visitor regulations when entering Long-Term Care and Assisted Living Homes, in regards to the most current COVID-19 practices put in place by the PHO. 

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July 19, 2021

COVID-19 Updated: Guidance for Primary Care Management of Adults in the Community

Updated information includes: Full revision. Added references to immunization. Added recommendation that patients with
COVID-19 infection who experience any sign of deterioration should seek care in person. References updated. Title updated

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July 19, 2021

Pandemic Planning COVID-19 Update

As of July 16, Island Health and our partners are celebrating the delivery of more than one-million doses of COVID-19 vaccine into the arms of Island Health residents.

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July 16, 2021

B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

As of Friday, July 16, 2021, 79.5% (3,686,611) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 49.9% (2,310,888) received their second dose.

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