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Ministry of Health

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Assisted-living, long-term care homes, seniors’ rental buildings with ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks

Assisted-living, long-term care homes and seniors’ rental buildings with ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks are as follows:

Vancouver Coastal Health

  • Haro Park Centre long-term care facility (second occurrence)
  • Point Grey Private Hospital long-term care facility
  • Royal Arch Masonic Home long-term care facility (second occurrence)
  • Three Links Care Centre long-term care facility

Fraser Health

  • Al Hogg Pavilion long-term care facility
  • Baillie House long-term care facility
  • Chartwell Carrington House assisted and independent living facility
  • Evergreen Baptist Care Society long-term care facility
  • Fort Langley Seniors Community long-term care facility
  • Good Samaritan Delta View Care Centre long-term care facility
  • Good Samaritan Victoria Heights assisted-living facility
  • Peace Portal Seniors Village long-term care facility
  • PICS assisted-living facility
  • Rosemary Heights Seniors Village independent, assisted and long-term care facility
  • Sunset Manor assisted-living facility
  • The Village assisted living and long-term care facility
  • Thornebridge Gardens assisted-living facility
  • Zion Park Manor long-term care facility
Surgical renewal commitment: weekly update

From March 16 to May 17, 2020, non-urgent surgeries — surgeries that have a target wait time of greater than six weeks — were postponed as part of the initial COVID-19 pandemic response. Urgent and emergency surgeries continued to be performed during this period.

On May 7, health authorities began calling all patients waiting for surgery to confirm that they were ready, willing and able to proceed with their surgery in a COVID-19 environment. To date, 103,183 patients have been contacted about their surgery.

Health authorities resumed non-urgent surgeries on May 18 and have completed a combined total of 137,197 surgeries as of Oct. 18, 2020, of which 105,977 were urgent and non-urgent scheduled surgeries, and 31,220 were unscheduled or emergency surgeries.

Total surgeries completed by health authority since May 18:

  • 37,877 in Fraser Health;
  • 25,390 in Interior Health;
  • 7,928 in Northern Health;
  • 32,407 in Vancouver Coastal Health;
  • 27,968 in Island Health; and
  • 5,627 in the Provincial Health Services Authority.

Weekly total surgeries completed from Oct. 5-11:

Last week, health authorities reported 6,765 surgeries completed from Oct. 5-11, 2020. Health authorities have now verified their data and the total number of surgeries completed was 7,077.

Weekly total surgeries completed from Oct. 12-18:

This week health authorities completed 5,643 surgeries.

Contact tracing hiring: weekly update

Progress snapshot:

Health authorities continue to work through a large number of interested candidates and there are a number of employment offers out to them. It is expected this will be reflected in hiring numbers next week.

  • 7,399 individuals have expressed interest, with 2,093 individuals expressing interest to Health Match BC (HMBC) and 5,306 expressing interest directly to health authorities.
  • In the past week, 1,967 people have expressed interest; this includes a number of contact tracer aide applicants to the Fraser Health region from previous weeks who had not previously been included in the counts.
  • In the past week, 56 positions have been filled across all health authorities. To date, there have been 460 total hires.
  • HMBC has referred 1,302 individuals to regional health authorities and the Provincial Health Services Authority as appropriate.
  • 322 candidates are in the interview stage.
  • 96 candidates are in the offer process.