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Apr 25
2020

SafeCare BC Releases Latest PPE Survey

In follow-up to its April 11 survey on personal protective equipment (PPE), SafeCare BC conducted another survey on April 23. Over 540 respondents replied to the survey over the course of seven hours. The results show a promising trend, but there are still a significant number of continuing care providers reporting they have three days […]

Apr 23
2020

April 23 COVID-19 Update

Today, Dr. Bonnie Henry provided the following COVID-19 update. There are 29 new cases, for a total of 1,824 in BC. 103 people are in hospital, while 44 are in intensive care. One new long-term care home has reported a single case. Hawthorn Park Retirement Residence in Kelowna. Active cases in ten long-term care homes […]

Apr 22
2020

Changes to the Workers’ Compensation Act

On April 6th, 2020 a revised Workers’ Compensation Act came into force. What is it? The Workers’ Compensation Act (WCA) and its related regulations sets out the workers compensation law in British Columbia. The WCA is administered by WorkSafeBC and addresses several matters including those regarding occupational health and safety, workers’ compensation, and employers’ assessment […]

Apr 22
2020

New Mental Health Resource Launched To Support Frontline Healthcare Workers

The online resource hub has been developed by the Canadian Mental Health Association and SafeCare BC to provide support to frontline care workers during COVID-19   VANCOUVER, BC – (April 22, 2020): The Canadian Mental Health Association BC Division (CMHA BC), SafeCare BC and the Province of BC have today launched an online education resource […]

Apr 21
2020

April 21 COVID-19 Update

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry provided the following update on COVID-19 today: There have been 25 new cases today, for a total of 1,724 in BC. 109 people are in hospital, with 51 of them in intensive care. The number of active outbreaks in long-term care homes and assisted living residences remains at 20. […]

Apr 20
2020

April 20 COVID-19 Update

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry provided an update on COIVD-19. There have been 52 new cases of COVID-19, spread across two reporting periods. 29 cases were reported from April 18-19. 23 cases reported on April 20. The province’s total number of cases is now 1,699. 104 people are in hospitals, with 49 in critical […]

Apr 15
2020

April 15 COVID-19 Update

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry provided the following update on COVID-19 today: There have been 44 new cases today, for a total of 1,561 in BC. 131 people are in hospital, with 59 of them in intensive care. The number of active outbreaks in long-term care homes and assisted living residences remains at 21. […]

Apr 14
2020

April 14 COVID-19 Update

Today, Dr. Bonnie Henry provided the following COVID-19 update. There have been 27 new cases, for a total of 1,517 134 people are in hospital, with 58 in intensive care. Sadly, three more people have died, bringing the total number of deaths up to 72 in BC. One additional long-term care home — South Granville […]

Apr 14
2020

CFAX 1070 Operation Protect Interview

SafeCare BC CEO Jen Lyle spoke with CFAX 1070 about Operation Protect. Listen to the interview above.

Apr 11
2020

PPE Survey Results by Sector

For weeks, SafeCare BC and front-line care providers have sounded the alarm about shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE). Yesterday, Safe Care BC conducted an urgent survey of members. 478 long term care, assisted living, home support and community living providers responded from all health regions. The results confirmed: 70% say they are experiencing a […]