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B.C. launches new mouth rinse and gargle sample collection for school-aged children<img alt="Child with mouth rinse and gargle test container" src="/phsa-news-site/PublishingImages/mouth-rinse-image%20article.jpg?RenditionID=8" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />B.C. launches new mouth rinse and gargle sample collection for school-aged childrenProvincial Lab Medicine Services, the Public Health Lab, BC Children’s Hospital and BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) worked together to launch the unique program, the first of its kind in Canada.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/b-c-launches-new-mouth-rinse-and-gargle-sample-collection-for-school-aged-children2020-09-18T07:00:00Z
Celebrating the efforts of our PHSA IT Professionals<img alt="" src="/phsa-news-site/PublishingImages/IMITS-Willingdon%20staff.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Celebrating the efforts of our PHSA IT ProfessionalsIn recognition of IT Professionals Day, we’re profiling a small sample of projects that showcase the skills and collaboration the PHSA Information Management/Information Technology Services (IMITS) team brings to its work every day.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/celebrating-the-efforts-of-our-phsa-it-professionals2020-09-18T07:00:00Z
Teamwork results in rapid deployment of Virtual Health for monitoring of COVID-19 cases<img alt="" src="/health-professionals-site/Documents/Office%20of%20Virtual%20Health/temp_foreign_worker_globe_reduced.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Teamwork results in rapid deployment of Virtual Health for monitoring of COVID-19 casesThe BC Centre for Disease Control COVID-19 Surge Office collaborated with PHSA Office of Virtual Health, IMITS and regional health authorities to rapidly deploy a technical solution for managing clients during the COVID-19 pandemic.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/teamwork-results-in-rapid-deployment-of-virtual-health-for-monitoring-of-covid-19-cases2020-09-17T07:00:00Z
Website downtime, September 20<img alt="" src="/about-site/PublishingImages/server-downtime-02.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Website downtime, September 20All PHSA external websites will be unavailable on September 20, 2020 from 1 to 3 a.m. while we perform maintenance work.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/website-downtime-september-202020-09-17T07:00:00Z
Virtual Health has made our visits more patient centred<img alt="" src="/health-professionals-site/Documents/Office%20of%20Virtual%20Health/IMG_1743_cropped.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Virtual Health has made our visits more patient centred“It’s an unbelievable relief not having to take a severely autistic child to see the doctor in person.” Micheline Wiebe, provincial director, Trauma Services BC, is grateful for virtual care for her son Carter.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/virtual-health-has-made-our-visits-more-patient-centred2020-09-15T07:00:00Z
BC Women’s Complex Chronic Disease Program converts all visits to Virtual Health<img alt="" src="/health-professionals-site/Documents/Office%20of%20Virtual%20Health/ccdp_cover_aug_31.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BC Women’s Complex Chronic Disease Program converts all visits to Virtual HealthThe response to Virtual Health visits has been “overwhelmingly positive and appreciative” in the Complex Chronic Diseases Program at BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/bc-women’s-complex-chronic-disease-program-converts-all-visits-to-virtual-health2020-08-31T07:00:00Z
Fifty years of Pride - Recognizing gender-diverse health needs has strong NYC roots<img alt="" src="/phsa-news-site/PublishingImages/PHSA%20TCBC%20Pride%20parade%20story.jpeg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Fifty years of Pride - Recognizing gender-diverse health needs has strong NYC rootsWith the 50th anniversary of the first New York City Pride parade in June, this summer is an opportune time to look back and recognize the progress made towards achieving equality and universal basic human rights both globally and locally.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/fifty-years-of-pride2020-07-30T07:00:00Z
New lab process reduces time from hepatitis C testing to treatment in B.C.<img alt="" src="/phsa-news-site/PublishingImages/getty_hep_c.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />New lab process reduces time from hepatitis C testing to treatment in B.C.British Columbians can now be diagnosed with hepatitis C from a single blood test, saving time and money, thanks to a new testing process introduced by the Public Health Laboratory at the BC Centre for Disease Control.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/new-lab-process-hepatitis-c-testing2020-07-24T07:00:00Z
Sunny Hill programs adapting to deliver high-touch level of care remotely<img alt="" src="/health-professionals-site/Documents/Office%20of%20Virtual%20Health/sunny_hill1.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Sunny Hill programs adapting to deliver high-touch level of care remotelyVirtual Health is helping programs at Sunny Hill Health Centre enhance connectedness between families and clinician teams.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/sunny-hill-programs-adapting-to-deliver-high-touch-level-of-care-remotely2020-07-17T07:00:00Z
“My goal is to help take down barriers that our patients or clients encounter every day”<img alt="Scott Jeffery and family" src="/phsa-news-site/PublishingImages/PHSA%20News%20--%20Scott%20J%20photo%201%20article.jpg?RenditionID=8" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />“My goal is to help take down barriers that our patients or clients encounter every day”As the Provincial Language Services’ newly hired sign language service coordinator, Scott Jeffery has traveled the globe serving as a role model for Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing people.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/my-goal-is-to-help-take-down-barriers-that-our-patients-or-clients-encounter-every-day2020-07-10T07:00:00Z


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