Doctors of BC HA Engagement Survey now open.

DOBC 5th annual health authority engagement survey is seeking physician feedback on the quality of your interactions and general engagement with your HA and local hospital – including your experiences during the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency. The deadline to submit responses is October 14, 2020.

You should have received an email invitation to take the survey. If you did not receive this email or if you have any questions, please contact surveys@doctorsofbc.ca.

Grand Rounds Speaking opportunity (on hold until further notice)

If you would like to provide a presentation at LGH Grand Rounds, please contact Dr. Dana Haaf at drhaaf1@gmail.com.

LGH Physicians are eligible to be compensated through Facility Engagement Funding (FEMS) for their prep and presentation time. Contact lghengagement@outlook.com for more information.

Wellness Wednesday Sessions (on hold until further notice)

LGH has planned wellness sessions for staff and physicians.  The sessions will be held in the LGH Gym on the dates below.   Each session is 30 to 45 minutes starting at 12:30 and 3:15.   Physicians are welcome to attend one of the sessions on each date.

CST update

REMAINING VCH COASTAL SITES CROSS CST FINISH LINE

BC Cancer’s CST activations will start with Surrey and Abbotsford centres going live together in the first wave, in May/June 2020. Prince George is slated to go next in August 2020, followed by Vancouver (including Clinical Trials) in October 2020. A fourth wave, comprised of Victoria, Kelowna and level 4 CON sites, is set to roll out CST in December 2020/January 2021.

VCH-Vancouver sites are slated to go live in mid-2020. Stay tuned for more information around timing for the remaining sites.

Physician Appreciation Lunches

LUNCHES ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. We will be bringing in baked goods Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning.

The Every Day Counts Program, in the Palliative Outpatient Care Centre

The Every Day Counts Program provides free psycho-social care, complementary to medical care, to individuals living with a life-threatening illness and their families on the North Shore and Bowen Island. It is located in The Palliative Hub which is part of the new Palliative Outpatient Centre.  It is connected to the Hospice.   For more information, including an activity schedule, please contact the coordinator, Jane Jordan, at 604-363-0961 or e-mail Everydaycounts@vch.ca. Check out their new website: https://everydaycounts.ca/

During Covid they are continuing to offer Every Day Counts Program Sessions on the North Shore Hospice Facebook page.  Join in live, or enjoy whenever you wish. Make sure to Like their page and receive more updates. https://www.facebook.com/NSHospice.NorthVancouver

Coffee, Tea and Water

Coffee and Tea is available in the physicians lounge at all times.  Cups are available but you can help the environment by using your own mug.  There is a water dispenser with hot and cold water selection.   Feel free to fill up your water bottles.