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It has survived political venom and high court challenges that threatened to close it down, but two million injections later, North America's only legal supervised injection site is marking a milestone anniversary. InSite first began as a three-year
The provincial government may need to create an institution for severely mentally ill people with a propensity for violence, but it still needs to do more work to understand the scope of the health care crisis that is gripping the province, Health
Karen wasted almost a year on narcotics before she found a legal drug strong enough to kick her into oblivion...Four years later, Karen (her name has been changed to protect her privacy) discovered alcohol. When she turned 19, she moved into her own
Those heading to emergency rooms at five Vancouver Coastal Health Authority hospitals can now go online to check in real time how long it will take to see a doctor. The Emergency Department Wait Times Dashboard at www.edwaittimes.ca. provides average
The Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, which advises people to stay home if they think they have the flu, has been told to stop punishing its own workers for calling in sick. In response to a grievance launched last year by the Hospital Employees'
If an upbeat music video filmed in a hospital emergency ward isn't quirky enough for you, add in a shot of an icy morgue drawer being opened to reveal a skeleton with a cigarette. No one can say the Vancouver Coastal Health authority isn't taking a
British Columbians are among the healthiest people in the country, according to a recent report from Statistics Canada, but the data also shows that heavy drinking is on the rise. Statistics released on June 19 in the 2011 Community Health Survey,
Nearly 18 months after businessman and philanthropist Joe Segal pledged $12 million for a new mental health facility at Vancouver General Hospital, the B.C. government committed to go ahead with the project. In an announcement attended by Segal and
In October, the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority and the Portland Hotel Society began a pilot program that serves 12 daily doses of alcohol one every hour from 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. to eight chronic alcoholics living in the Downtown Eastside.
B.C.'s two biggest health authorities face significant challenges in meeting future demand unless they can step up their efforts to treat people outside of hospitals, officials say. One of the major focuses of the Vancouver Coastal and Fraser health