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For media inquiries, please contact Ken Donohue – kdonohue@safecarebc.ca

Apr 15
2021

2021 Safety Den Finalists

The return of Safety Den brought in a record number of submissions to the competition. With so many fantastic entries, narrowing it down to only three finalists was a challenge for the SafeCare BC team. After much deliberation, the following three were chosen. The 2021 Safety Den Finalists are: Castleview Care Centre Community Living Victoria […]

Apr 13
2021

Todd Richard’s “Green and Blue” is an inspiring cheer for BC’s frontline healthcare workers

Canadian Country singer Todd Richard has released a catchy new song titled Green and Blue as a tribute and expression of gratitude to all the frontline healthcare workers for their hard work and efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. Funded in part by the BC Care Providers Association and SafeCare BC, the music video was filmed at Willingdon Care Centre […]

Apr 07
2021

Country Singer Todd Richard says Thank You to Healthcare Workers in New Song “Green and Blue”

What better way to say “thank you” than to sing it? Canadian Country singer Todd Richard’s new song Green and Blue is a tribute and a thank you to all the amazing healthcare workers who work in the frontlines during the COVID-19 pandemic. With funding from SafeCare BC and The BC Care Providers, the music video for Green […]

Mar 29
2021

Home Care Vaccination Update from SafeCare BC

The vaccination of home care workers is well underway as part of the province’s Phase 2 COVID-19 vaccine rollout, and SafeCareBC has been working closely with the Ministry of Health and health authorities to make sure that as many of our members as possible are included. Of those who filled out our survey in early […]

Mar 25
2021

Update on Visitor Restrictions in Long-Term Care and Seniors’ Assisted Living – March 25

The BC Ministry of Health announced today that changes to social visitation policies in long-term care and senior’s assisted living will be made to ease restrictions starting April 1. Restrictions on social visitation have been in place since March 2020. With the added layer of protection provided by vaccinations, it has been deemed an appropriate […]

Mar 24
2021

Health Canada Issues Recalls and Warnings on Counterfeit 3M N95 Respirators and Simply At Home Inc. Ethyl Alcohol Sanitizer

Health Canada has issued recalls and warnings on counterfeit 3M N95 respirators and Simply At Home Inc- Ethyl Alcohol Sanitizer 75%. Health Canada is working with 3M Canada, the manufacturer of authentic 3M N95 respirators, and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) to address the issue of counterfeit 3M N95 respirators, also seen in other […]

Mar 23
2021

Welcoming our new Board Members

SafeCare BC’s Annual General Meeting was held on Thursday, March 11. During the meeting, six members were elected to fill positions on SafeCare BC’s Board.    SafeCare BC welcomes all new and returning members to our Board, and sincerely thanks all outgoing board members. We’re excited to work with all of you in the coming […]

Mar 19
2021

Medical Pharmacies – Rescue Medication Reporting

    The second in a series of four webinars, SafeCare BC is proud to partner with Medical Pharmacies Group Limited to bring you the Rescue Medication Reporting webinar. Denis O’Donnell, Sharon Cook and Lynda Foley, lead us through a session that shows why strengthening the safety of the medication management system requires tracking the […]

Mar 19
2021

Meet the Safety Dragons

The deadline for Safety Den—the Dragons’ Den style event featuring ideas from continuing care workers—is March 26. But don’t worry, it’s easy to submit. Just let us know your idea for improving workplace health and safety by filling out this online form, and you’re well on your way towards winning the top prize of $1000. Low risk […]

Mar 17
2021

Reports of European investigations into Oxford University/AstraZeneca vaccine

A small number of European countries have paused their rollout of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine due to a small number (37) of instances of blood clots in people who have received this vaccine. These countries have stated that they are doing so out of an “abundance of caution.” The World Health Organization, Health Canada and […]