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In Plain Sight – two years later<img alt="Anniversary of the "In Plain Sight" report" src="/phsa-news-site/PublishingImages/In%20plain%20sight%20web%20image%20art.png?RenditionID=8" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />In Plain Sight – two years laterA message from David Byres, president & CEO, on behalf of the executive leadership team.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/in-plain-sight-two-years-later2022-11-30T08:00:00Z
McBride and Golden health centres pilot integrated birth stabilization program<img alt="" src="/research/PublishingImages/our-research/news-stories-new-draft/PSBC_Sim_Launch_group_POD.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />McBride and Golden health centres pilot integrated birth stabilization programBC Women’s Hospital and Perinatal Services BC staff members were involved in the very first virtual simulation to improve stabilization for infants immediately after birth in rural B.C. communities.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/mcbride-and-golden-health-centres-pilot-integrated-birth-stabilization-program2022-10-31T07:00:00Z
Tip for safer winter driving on B.C. roads: install winter tires<img alt="Image of car with winter tires driving on snow-packed rural road" src="/Documents/Trauma-Services/winter_tire_small.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Tip for safer winter driving on B.C. roads: install winter tiresMotor vehicle accidents are the second biggest cause of traumatic injury in British Columbia. Most accidents are preventable, and one way of staying safer on roads in B.C winters is to put winter tires on your vehicle.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/winter-tires-for-safer-winter-driving2022-10-26T07:00:00Z
Tips to keep seniors safe from falling<img alt="Group of smiling seniors exercise together in park" src="/Documents/Trauma-Services/senior_activity_article.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Tips to keep seniors safe from fallingFalls are the main cause of injury for seniors in British Columbia. We have tips to help keep them safe.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/keep-seniors-safe-from-falling2022-10-25T07:00:00Z
When the going gets tough, the IPAC team gets going<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/ipac-phsa-award-external.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />When the going gets tough, the IPAC team gets goingDemonstrating courage, compassion, agility, and integrity in all they do, Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) team members have been recognized with a PHSA+ Award.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/when-the-going-gets-tough-the-ipac-team-gets-going2022-10-20T07:00:00Z
B.C. Physical Trauma Survivors’ Day – Sandy’s Story<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/sandy-richards-trauma-survivors-day.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />B.C. Physical Trauma Survivors’ Day – Sandy’s StoryB.C. Physical Trauma Survivors Day, held each October 17, raises awareness of prevention, treatment and recovery from traumatic physical injuries. For 2022, Sandy Richards shares his experience.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/physical-trauma-survivors-day-oct-172022-10-17T07:00:00Z
Leading the way with adaptability and heart<img alt="" src="/phsa-news-site/PublishingImages/Indigenous%20Youth%20Wellness%20Team-4.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Leading the way with adaptability and heartPHSA’s Indigenous Youth and Wellness team recently won a PHSA+ award. Learn about the work they are doing to nurture and provide support for Indigenous youth across the province.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/leading-the-way-with-adaptability-and-heart2022-10-06T07:00:00Z
Putting people first in health care<img alt="" src="/phsa-news-site/PublishingImages/Sara%20Young.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Putting people first in health carePHSA+ Award recipient Sara Young explains her drive to create a health-care system that treats people who are marginalized with dignity, respect and the right to self-determination.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/putting-people-first-in-health-care2022-10-06T07:00:00Z
Entering a new era of fostering employee engagement and brand awareness<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/BCEHS-TA-phsa-news.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Entering a new era of fostering employee engagement and brand awarenessLearn how the BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) Talent Acquisition (TA) and PHSA TA/Marketing teams led with a collaborative and consultative approach over the past year to bring top talent to BCEHS.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/fostering-employee-engagement-and-brand-awareness2022-09-29T07:00:00Z
CART service helps to make health care more accessible<img alt="" src="/phsa-news-site/PublishingImages/about/news-stories/stories/cart-service-helps-to-make-health-care-more-accessible/cart-service-pic.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />CART service helps to make health care more accessibleCommunication Access Real-Time Translation is making health care more accessible to those with hearing loss. Learn more about the rollout of the new technology.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/cart-service-helps-to-make-health-care-more-accessible2022-09-22T07:00:00Z


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