VCH Employee Wellness
VCH Employee Wellness was extended to all medical staff during the pandemic. As a result, all medical staff have access to the full suite of employee wellness services which includes financial coaching. You can also go to this link to learn more: https://employee-wellness.ca/index.html
SLACK messaging platform
VPSA has created a SLACK messaging platform which is being made available to all VCH medical staff. You can download the SLACK app from the app store. At this time you can only read COVID memos and announcements, as well as comment on posts, ask questions and start discussions. Soon you will be able to watch virtual townhall mtgs. Departments, Divisions and programs will also be able to form their own private channels. You should have received an email about joining in your VCH email.
Physicians – ARE YOU NEEDING INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT FOR THE IMPACT THAT COVID-19 HAS HAD ON YOU?
The Physician Health Program of BC (PHP) offers confidential advocacy, support, and referral assistance for individual physicians and physicians-in-training. PHP supports and assists physicians and physician trainees in overcoming challenging issues that can impact their health and well-being. Issues can include: physical health, mental health and addictions, relationship issues, workplace issues and burnout.
We also provide referrals to counselling and life coaching. To access, please call our 24/7 intake line: 1-800-663-6729
VCH COVID-19 RESOURCES FOR STAFF
VCH is posting regular updates on the coronavirus on its website. Of special interest to VPSA members are the Situations Update section that is aimed specifically at health professionals including physicians and the Videos section.
Insurance related questions
For Insurance related questions: https://www.doctorsofbc.ca/member-area/insurance/insurance-benefits-during-covid-19
Overall COVID-19 Information
For Overall Information: https://www.doctorsofbc.ca/working-change/advocating-physicians/coronavirus-covid-19-updates
Grant opportunity for office reno’s due to covid-19:
If you made some Covid-19 safety changes to your office, you can apply for a grant at the link below. Payment will be for eligible expenses incurred from March 15 to December 31, 2020: https://www.doctorsofbc.ca/news/covid-19-office-safety-plan-support-grant