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"Not what I imagined"<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/pascale-and-mom-hug-banner.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />"Not what I imagined"It's Social Work Week in B.C. and we're celebrating PHSA's social workers with a special video.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/not-what-i-imagined2020-03-16T07:00:00Z
Celebrating women at PHSA<img alt="" src="/phsa-news-site/PublishingImages/IWD-mosaic.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Celebrating women at PHSAInternational Women's Day is March 8. We're celebrating by speaking to some of the women who joined our workforce in the past year. http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/celebrating-women-at-phsa2020-03-06T08:00:00Z
Website downtime, March 1<img alt="Maintenance icon" src="/phsa-news-site/PublishingImages/website-maintenance.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Website downtime, March 1This website will be unavailable on March 1, 2020 from 5 to 10 am while we perform maintenance work.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/website-downtime-march-12020-02-20T08:00:00Z
Small changes to make a big difference for greener health care<img alt="" src="/phsa-news-site/PublishingImages/GreenCare_Parm%20Tracey%202.jpeg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Small changes to make a big difference for greener health careA busy frontline care team spotted a chance to reduce plastic waste and took action. Working with PHSA Supply Chain and the GreenCare Energy and Environmental Sustainability Team, they managed to spark province-wide green changes.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/small-changes-to-make-a-big-difference-for-greener-health-care2020-02-20T08:00:00Z
High demand and positive feedback spurs expansion of virtual interpreting service across three health authorities<img alt="" src="/phsa-news-site/PublishingImages/PLS%20Surrey%20Training_reduced.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />High demand and positive feedback spurs expansion of virtual interpreting service across three health authoritiesA video remote interpreter service launched by Provincial Language Service in December is set to give even more patients with limited English proficiency better access to care.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/high-demand-and-positive-feedback-spurs-expansion-of-virtual-interpreting-service-across-three-health-authorities2020-02-14T08:00:00Z
Heart month: managing genetic predispositions through research and care<img alt="" src="/phsa-news-site/PublishingImages/Arbour%20photo%20clinic%2018%20(2)%20article.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Heart month: managing genetic predispositions through research and careIt’s estimated that approximately one in 500 British Columbians are at risk of an inherited arrhythmia; an alarming statistic given the first symptom could be sudden cardiac arrest. http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/managing-genetic-predispositions-through-research-and-care2020-02-05T08:00:00Z
Après ski in the lodge and not the hospital: Expert tips to prevent injuries on the slopes<img alt="" src="/phsa-news-site/PublishingImages/ski_snowboard_injuries_20200116.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Après ski in the lodge and not the hospital: Expert tips to prevent injuries on the slopesMost skiing and snowboarding injuries are preventable. Trauma Services BC has some tips to protect yourself on the slopes.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/après-ski-in-the-lodge-and-not-the-hospital-expert-tips-to-prevent-injuries-on-the-slopes2020-01-15T08:00:00Z
Winter is here<img alt="" src="/phsa-news-site/PublishingImages/snow-web.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Winter is herePlease take extra care and leave extra time if you are traveling to hospitals/clinics/centres. http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/winter-is-here2020-01-15T08:00:00Z
New virtual interpreting service gives patients with limited English proficiency better access to care<img alt="" src="/phsa-news-site/PublishingImages/20191216_123314_reduced.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />New virtual interpreting service gives patients with limited English proficiency better access to careA new video remote interpreter service being tested at BC Cancer ensures language is not a barrier to care for patients.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/new-virtual-interpreting-service-gives-patients-with-limited-english-proficiency-better-access-to-care2020-01-10T08:00:00Z
PHSA year in review: a look back at 2019<img alt="" src="/phsa-news-site/PublishingImages/achievements%202019%20spotlight-banner.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />PHSA year in review: a look back at 2019From milestones and innovations to recognition of world-class staff and programs, PHSA continues to make huge strides in health care in B.C. and beyond. This recap only tells part of our story as we move toward a healthier, stronger British Columbia. http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2019-in-review2020-01-09T08:00:00Z


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