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Jun 29
2020

SafeCare BC’s Operation Protect Receives Shipment of 2,750 Litres of Hand Sanitizer from Conquer COVID-19 for Distribution to Healthcare Workers

BURNABY – JUNE 29, 2020 – Operation Protect, an initiative created by SafeCare BC to ensure healthcare workers have critically needed personal protective equipment (PPE), has received a donation of 2,750 litres of hand sanitizer from Conquer COVID-19. Valued at $25,000, the hand sanitizer was procured by Conquer COVID-19 from Alberta-based Prime Boiler Services, which […]

Jun 29
2020

NEW PEER SUPPORT SERVICE LAUNCHED TO HELP CONTINUING CARE AND COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE WORKERS

The Canadian Mental Health Association and SafeCare BC have partnered to provide a new peer support and referral service VANCOUVER, BC – (June 29, 2020): The Canadian Mental Health Association BC Division (CMHA BC), SafeCare BC and the Province of BC today launched an online peer support service, Care to Speak, designed to protect and […]

Jun 25
2020

June 25 COVID-19 Update

Today, Dr. Bonnie Henry provided the following COVID-19 update. There have been 19 new test-positive cases and one epi-linked case, for a total of 2,869 in BC. 15 people are in hospital, while 7 are in intensive care. There are active cases in six long-term care homes and one in a hospital. Sadly, there have […]

Jun 24
2020

Operation Protect by the Numbers

Over the past three months, Operation Protect has collected 1.25 million pieces of personal protective equipment. Take a look at this infographic to see how the numbers break down.  

Jun 22
2020

Radio NL Discusses Operation Protect With SafeCare BC

Ken Donohue, SafeCare BC’s Director of Communications and Member Services spoke with Radio NL to discuss Operation Protect’s latest milestone of 1.25 million pieces of donated personal protective equipment.

Jun 22
2020

June 22 COVID-19 Update

Today, Dr. Bonnie Henry provided the following COVID-19 update. Over the past 72 hours, there have been 32 new cases, for a total of 2,822 in BC. 14 people are in hospital, while 6 are in intensive care. There are active cases in six long-term care homes and one in a hospital. Sadly, there has […]

Jun 22
2020

Operation Protect Exceeds One Million Donated Items

SafeCare BC’s Operation Protect exceeds goal of one million donated items of personal protective equipment for healthcare workers. For Immediate Release: June 22, 2020   SafeCare BC’s Operation Protect has reached a  significant milestone — 1.25 million pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) have been donated from 605 individuals and organizations. Operation Protect launched three […]

Jun 17
2020

Buy a Thank You Sign and Support Operation Protect

Show Your Support The COVID-19 pandemic has — and continues to be — an incredibly taxing time for healthcare workers. Through Operation Protect, SafeCare BC has invited individuals and organizations to show their support by donating any unused and unopened personal protective equipment to those on the frontlines. We recognize that there is a desire […]

Jun 16
2020

June 16 COVID-19 Update

During today’s update, Dr. Bonie Henry provided the following statistics: There are 11 new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases in BC is 2,756, of which there are 172 active. 11 people are in hospital, while five are in critical care. There are active cases in five long-term care homes. There have been […]

Jun 11
2020

SafeCare BC is Looking Out For You

PPE Support for Home Care Given the challenge that many organizations continue to face in finding reliable sources of PPE and recognizing that some sectors are not currently part of the provincial supply chain during pandemics and other health crises, SafeCare BC has recommended to the Ministry of Health that privately-owned home care providers and […]