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"It’s our job to be there for them": Thanking our holiday workers<img alt="Fatima's photo working on the holiday" src="/about-site/PublishingImages/Fatima-headshot-thumbnail.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />"It’s our job to be there for them": Thanking our holiday workersFor three straight years, Fatima Benrabah, a nursing supervisor at BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services, has selflessly given up her holidays to care for patients at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital. She shares her reflections.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/thanking-our-holiday-workers2021-12-22T08:00:00Z
Two decades of care, innovation and growth<img alt="" src="/phsa-news-site/PublishingImages/20%20year%20look%20back.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Two decades of care, innovation and growthWe’re reflecting on key moments of innovation and growth from our unique history to celebrate our 20th anniversary.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/two-decades-of-memories-and-milestones2021-12-13T08:00:00Z
When crisis hits, PHSA employees can be counted on<img alt="Mudslide on highway with semi-truck" src="/about-site/PublishingImages/when%20crisis%20hits%20thumbnail.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />When crisis hits, PHSA employees can be counted onOver the past month, people across B.C. have rallied to help those affected by flooding and mudslides. PHSA employees have been no exception. Here are just a few of their incredible stories.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/when-crisis-hits2021-12-10T08:00:00Z
Collaboration key to supporting innovative drinking water solution for residents affected by floods<img alt="BCCDC Public Health Laboratory staff standing in lab" src="/about-site/PublishingImages/External%20story%20thumbnails%20(1).png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Collaboration key to supporting innovative drinking water solution for residents affected by floodsAn urgent collaboration of partners helps ensure safe drinking water testing for residents of communities like Hope and beyond.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/innovative-drinking-water-solution-for-residents-affected-by-floods2021-12-03T08:00:00Z
Métis staff contribute to PHSA diversity and richness<img alt="Portraits of Ashley Turner and Nancy Aldoff" src="/phsa-news-site/PublishingImages/Ashley%20Turner%20and%20Nancy%20Aldoff%20article.png?RenditionID=8" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Métis staff contribute to PHSA diversity and richnessMany Canadian schoolkids will remember learning about Louis Riel during social studies classes.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/métis-staff-contribute-to-phsa-diversity-and-richness2021-11-29T08:00:00Z
Breaking down barriers and celebrating the contributions of Indigenous people living with disability<img alt="Paula Wesley, a member of the Provincial Language Service's community advisory group" src="/phsa-news-site/PublishingImages/Paula%20Wesley%20article.jpg?RenditionID=8" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Breaking down barriers and celebrating the contributions of Indigenous people living with disability​​​​​In Canada, there have been great strides to ensure that people living with disabilities have equitable access to care and services.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/breaking-down-barriers2021-11-29T08:00:00Z
Remote Patient Monitoring empowers patients in their treatment<img alt="" src="/health-professionals-site/Documents/Office%20of%20Virtual%20Health/M_Varley_PHSA%20News.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Remote Patient Monitoring empowers patients in their treatment“I was helping my doctor and helping myself.” In honour of Digital Health Week (November 29 – December 3), a BC Cancer patient shares how Remote Patient Monitoring made him feel like he was able to actively engage in his health care.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/remote-patient-monitoring-empowers-patients-in-their-treatment2021-11-26T08:00:00Z
PHSA employee WINS Canadian literary award<img alt="" src="/health-professionals-site/Documents/Office%20of%20Virtual%20Health/Tolu-Oloruntoba_author-photo-reduced.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />PHSA employee WINS Canadian literary awardTolu Oloruntoba has won the Governor General’s Literary Award in the Poetry category. The awards are an annual celebration of the best English- and French-language books in Canadian literature. Congratulations, Tolu! http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/phsa-employee-wins-canadian-literary-award2021-11-17T08:00:00Z
In memoriam: Remembering Lillian Howard<img alt="Lillian Howard photo" src="/about-site/PublishingImages/External%20story%20thumbnails.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />In memoriam: Remembering Lillian HowardHonouring the life of an Elder who dedicated her life to public service.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/remembering-lillian-howard2021-11-09T08:00:00Z
A decade of progress: looking back at Stroke Services BC’s first 10 years<img alt="" src="/phsa-news-site/PublishingImages/PHSA%20News%20-%20SSBC%2010%20year%20ann.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />A decade of progress: looking back at Stroke Services BC’s first 10 yearsStroke Services BC partners look back on the improvements in stroke awareness, prevention, care and rehabilitation made during the program’s first 10 years.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/stroke-services-bc-first-10-years2021-11-05T07:00:00Z


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