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January 6, 2023

BCCDC COVID-19 Long Term Care, Assisted Living & Other Residential Outbreak Report

A weekly update for Long-Term Care, Assisted Living & Other Residential Living Facilities.

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January 6, 2023

B.C. renews use of emergency operation centres to support patients, hospitals

Beginning Monday, Jan. 9, 2023, emergency operation centres (EOCs) will be reactivated in health authorities to ensure patients continue to have access to the hospital care services they need as respiratory illness season continues in B.C.

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January 6, 2023

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Physician Wellness Group Training Course

Cohort A, B, C, D and Cohort H registration.

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January 6, 2023

Updated Medical Staff Rules and The Proposed Changes January 2023

Medical Staff Rules review and updates are currently underway. The proposed revisions include updates to incorporate Cultural Safety, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, spelling and grammatical errors corrections and changes to MOST orders for non-privileged physicians.

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January 4, 2023

Call for MHSU Research Scholar in Residence

Island Health's Mental Health and Substance Use Department is seeking letters of intent for a 2-year Research Scholar in Residence position. The purpose of this competition is to recruit an academic researcher to collaborate with Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU) team members at Island Health in support of research-related activities for identified priority areas.

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January 4, 2023

Update Bulletin: Responding to the Toxic Drug Crisis

This issue of the Update Bulletin provides brief highlights from a few Sprint projects related to the toxic drug crisis.

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January 4, 2023

There are a couple of open spots still available for teams who want to join the Good Call Action Series!

Sign-up as soon as possible – the Action Series launches on January 16th. A couple of open spots are still available for interdisciplinary teams of 3-7 people who are involved in making, receiving or responding to calls about patient care.

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January 3, 2023

Minister’s statement on actions by federal government to protect Canadians from COVID-19

A statement from British Columbia’s (MOH) Adrian Dix on actions being taken by the federal government to protect Canadians from COVID-19.

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December 29, 2022

Updated MOH- Overview of Visitors in LTC and Seniors’ AL

This BCCDC guidance document is updated as follows: Changes to the Guidelines for Essential Visits Chart - section 1 (Essential visits include), section 2 (Essential visits shall be limited…) and more.

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December 29, 2022

Looking at what lies ahead for Island Health

Island Health Board Chair Leah Hollins shared her thoughts on the past year and the successes/lessons learned. As Island Health moves into 2023, she explains what the organization has planned and how the community will benefit.

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