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Feb 09
2022

Notice of SafeCare BC’s 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM)

SafeCare BC’s 2022 Annual General Meeting will take place virtually on Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. During the meeting, Board Chair Kerry Bowman and CEO Saleema Dhalla will be providing an update on SafeCare BC initiatives and highlights of the past year. All SafeCare BC members are invited to attend. However, only designates […]

Feb 03
2022

Update: New Point-of-Care risk assessment tool

The BCCDC have published a new COVID-19 point-of-care risk assessment (PCRA) tool. This gives more detail on some circumstances that might suggest an ‘elevated risk of COVID-19 transmission’ and where a healthcare worker would want to consider using a respirator (such as an N95). These circumstances include prolonged close proximity with someone who has suspected […]

Feb 03
2022

Changes to visitation and outbreak rules in long-term care

On February 1, Dr. Henry formally announced changes to the visitation rules in BC’s long-term care homes. In addition to essential visitors, every resident is also permitted one social visitor of their choosing, regardless of whether there’s a COVID-19 outbreak in their home. That visitor will not need to be an approved “designated essential” visitor, and those […]

Feb 03
2022

Menno Place CEO Joins Board of BC Health Care Occupational Health and Safety Society

SafeCare BC member, Karen Biggs, and CEO of Menno Place (a campus of care in Abbotsford that serves 700 seniors with a staff of 675) is the long-term care affiliate representative on the inaugural Board of Directors for BC Health Care Occupational Health and Safety Society. The recently formed organization brings together employers, unions, and […]

Feb 03
2022

Update: New Point-of-Care risk assessment tool

The BCCDC have published a new COVID-19 point-of-care risk assessment (PCRA) tool. This gives more detail on some circumstances that might suggest an ‘elevated risk of COVID-19 transmission’ and where a healthcare worker would want to consider using a respirator (such as an N95). These circumstances include prolonged close proximity with someone who has suspected […]

Feb 02
2022

Spotlight on New Staff – Grace Kariuki

Grace Kariuki joins the SafeCare team as our new Director of Communications. Grace has extensive experience in professional communications, including healthcare. Please join us in welcoming Grace! Q: What interested you about working at SafeCare? I was interested in working with SafeCare BC after learning the reputable work the organization is doing for those in […]

Jan 26
2022

WorkSafeBC High Risk Strategy

WorkSafeBC is in year two of a three-year campaign called Health Care and Social Services High Risk Strategy, which focuses on inspecting ‘point of care’ interactions in classification units with above-average time-loss claims. WorkSafeBC has identified the Healthcare and Social Services subsectors, including Long Term Cares and Community Health Support Services classification units, based on […]

Jan 26
2022

SafeCare BC’s vaccine education and engagement initiative receives funding

On January 21, the Public Health Agency of Canada announced $14 million of federal funding through its Immunization Partnership Fund (IPF). This money will go to projects hoping to increase vaccine uptake across Canada. SafeCare BC is pleased to announce that we are among the recipients of this latest round of IPF funding, for our […]

Jan 25
2022

SafeCare BC Rapid Testing Media Roundup

SafeCare BC Saleema Dhalla has been busy the past week speaking to local media about the importance of rapid testing in protecting against COVID-19. Check out these stories below: Vancouver Sun Article: Care home providers concerned public health not doing enough to protect seniors CFAX 1070 Interview: The importance of using Rapid Tests as a […]

Jan 19
2022

Spotlight on New Staff – Jennifer Derksen

We’d like to welcome Jennifer Derksen to the SafeCare team as our Occupational Health and Safety Consultant. Jennifer has collected a range of knowledge in various industries, including 10 years in the K-12 education sector.   Q: What interested you about working at SafeCare? Interested in making a meaningful contribution to a critical and dynamic […]