Wine Tasting / Social Evening

When:  Wednesday, November 20th Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Where: The View On Lonsdale, 2121 Lonsdale Avenue

MDs4Wellness North Shore would like to invite you and a guest to the most fun and educational wine tasting of the Fall.

Come and join us for appetizers and wines from around the world with Sommelier Melanie Aulin.

Melanie is a certified Sommelier through the International Sommelier Guild. She currently works part time at Everything Wine as their in house Sommelier, where she regularly hosts wine classes and tastings. She also teaches Wine Fundamentals at various community centres in the lower mainland. Melanie recently completed her French Wine Scholar through the Wine Scholar Guild and has travelled extensively to many of the world’s wine regions.

Tickets for this event are $10 and cash only. The fee will be collected at the venue to cover the alcohol included in the event.

You must register in advance as there is limited space.   The registration link is:


Physician’s Gala

This is a reminder that tickets are now on sale for the Fourth Annual Lions Gate Hospital Physicians’ Winter Gala on Friday, November 22nd! Enjoy Capilano Country Club’s delicious Christmas Buffet, the famous wine wall, silent auction, a fun game of Heads or Tails, some magic and lots of festive cheer! All proceeds go to the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation to enhance patient care at OUR hospital.

Physicians’ Winter Gala
Friday, November 22nd 2019
6:00pm – 11:00pm
Capilano Golf & Country Club
420 Southborough Drive, West Vancouver

Dress Code: Cocktail Smart
Individual Tickets: $150
Whole Table: $1400 (up to 10 guests)

To purchase tickets online, please click the link: 

This event is always a huge success and has sold out in the past so don’t delay in buying your tickets!!

Grand Rounds Speaking opportunity

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

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

Wellness Wednesday Sessions

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.

  • November 20 – LeapWorks – light aerobics with weights
  • December 11 – Breathwork

Call Room Renovations

The call room renovations on the 4th floor are now complete. The funds were provided by VCH, the Dr. Pietz Legacy Fund, and the LGH Physician Engagement Society. Many thanks for your patience and for those on call using alternate accommodation while the work was being done.

CST update


Providence Health Care acute services at St. Paul’s Hospital, Mount Saint Joseph Hospital and Holy Family Hospital rehab, along with the long-term care homes at these sites, are targeted to go live with CST on November 16, 2019. The remaining Providence care homes and sites – Brock Fahrni, Langara (including Alder Unit), Youville (including Parkview), Honoria Conway, St. John Hospice, and community-based clinics – will implement CST in phases starting three months after this initial go-live.

Burnaby Centre for Mental Health and Addiction is set to go live with CST on December 8, 2019. Sequencing and timing for the remaining BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services facilities is still being determined.

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

LGHPES provides lunch for physicians the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 12-1:30 in the Physicians Lounge (unless otherwise advised).    First come first served! Our menu is always changing with themes such as Greek and Italian, etc!!! There is only one lunch in December and that is our Christmas 2019 lunch will be held December 18th from 12 – 1:30 in the LGH Gym. Please join us.

Photos from Physician BBQ in June:

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

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.