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News releases

  • $3 million to help health professionals treat addiction - August 6th, 2014

    VANCOUVER, AUG 6, 2014 – For those British Columbians and their families who are struggling with addiction, more help is on the way with a $3-million investment to expand and support a provincial addiction medicine education and research training program for clinicians, making it the largest in North America. Government is partnering with the education, Read More...

  • Centre performs 1,000th transcatheter heart valve procedure - June 5th, 2014

    VANCOUVER, JUNE 5, 2014 – This morning, St. Paul’s Hospital (SPH) broadcast a live transcatheter aortic valve implantation – on an awake patient (not under general anesthesia) – to the Transcatheter Valve Therapies Conference taking place June 5-7, 2014 at The Westin Bayshore. The patient was the 1,000th transcatheter heart valve (THV) procedure by the Read More...

  • Dr. Evan Wood to lead addiction services at Vancouver Coastal Health and St. Paul’s Hospital - May 9th, 2014

    VANCOUVER, MAY 9, 2014 – Dr. Evan Wood has been named the new Medical Director for Addiction Services at Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) and Physician Program Director for Addiction at Providence Health Care (PHC) which operates St. Paul’s Hospital. Dr. Wood will assume the joint position at VCH and St. Paul’s at a time when Read More...

  • Government expands support for Vancouver’s most vulnerable youth - April 8th, 2014

    VANCOUVER, APRIL 8, 2014 – It can be hard to find help when you’re on the streets. Youth who are lost, alone and struggling with addictions or mental illness will have more support with the doubling of the Inner City Youth team in Vancouver, Health Minister Terry Lake announced today. For more information, read the Read More...

  • B.C. introduces first-of-its-kind mental health and addiction supports - March 19th, 2014

    VANCOUVER, MARCH 19, 2014 – Government is delivering on its Mental Health Action Plan to improve care for patients with severe addiction and mental health needs by launching an Assertive Outreach Team in Vancouver and opening a new Acute Behavioural Stabilization Unit at St. Paul’s Hospital. For more information, read the full media release on Read More...

  • HIV/AIDS health economics chair a first for BC - February 27th, 2014

    VANCOUVER, BC, FEBRUARY 27, 2014 – A $3-million research chair has been established to investigate ways to improve the wellbeing of people with HIV/AIDS and the effectiveness of the health care system that treats them. The chair is the result of a partnership between Simon Fraser University’s Faculty of Health Sciences, St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation and Read More...

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