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Rezoning approved for new centre for children with health complexity<img alt="" height="283" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/about/news-stories/stories/rezoning-approved-for-new-centre-for-children-with-health-complexity/SlocanRezoningWebCropped.jpg" width="531" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Rezoning approved for new centre for children with health complexityAt its January 19, 2023 public hearing, City of Vancouver Council approved the rezoning application for the redevelopment of the site at Slocan Street and 21 Avenue in Vancouver.http://www.bcchildrens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/rezoning-approved-for-new-centre-for-children-with-health-complexity2023-01-20T08:00:00Z
Wonder baby survives and thrives thanks to skilled health-care providers at C&W<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/first%20week%20of%20life.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Wonder baby survives and thrives thanks to skilled health-care providers at C&WChelsea Belleau and Benjamin Nickel tried for six years to have a baby before turning to in vitro fertilization. The couple had just one viable embryo and when they discovered their fetus had a severe abnormality, they turned to skilled teams at C&W.http://www.bcchildrens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/wonder-baby-survives-and-thrives-thanks-to-skilled-health-care-providers-at-c-w2023-01-19T08:00:00Z
Severe flu cases have doctors urging families to get vaccinated<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/GettyImages-860172586.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Severe flu cases have doctors urging families to get vaccinatedOur Emergency Department (ED) is seeing a wide range of respiratory viral illnesses this season – from fevers and coughs to rare, but serious flu cases that have physicians encouraging families to get vaccinated and do their best not to catch viruses.http://www.bcchildrens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/severe-flu-cases-have-bc-children’s-urging-families-to-get-vaccinated2022-12-22T08:00:00Z
Santa brings Christmas cheer to kids and PHSA staff<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Conner.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Santa brings Christmas cheer to kids and PHSA staffSanta Claus is back in the air again with the help of BC Emergency Health Services. Read about his stop at the BC Children's Hospital and BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre.http://www.bcchildrens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/santa-brings-christmas-cheer-to-kids-and-phsa-staff2022-12-21T08:00:00Z
For Juan Jose Cruz Martinez, looking after his two-year-old son is his favourite extreme sport<img alt="portrait of Juan Jose Cruz Martinez" src="/PublishingImages/Slocan_JuanMartinez-9822WebLarge.jpg" width="530" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />For Juan Jose Cruz Martinez, looking after his two-year-old son is his favourite extreme sportJuan oversees the design and construction of a first-of-its-kind centre in Canada for children and youth living with health complexity​. http://www.bcchildrens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/meet-juan-jose-cruz-martinez2022-12-15T08:00:00Z
Families test layout of patient suites for new centre for children with health complexity<img alt="family touring mock-up of patient suites" src="/PublishingImages/SlocanMockUp_web.jpg?RenditionID=5" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Families test layout of patient suites for new centre for children with health complexityDesigning a bran​d new centre for children and youth living with health complexity, when nothing exists like it in Canada, poses a unique challenge. It’s also an exciting opportunity to partner with families who are experts in their children’s care.http://www.bcchildrens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/families-test-layout-of-patient-suites-for-new-centre-for-children-with-health-complexity2022-12-08T08:00:00Z
When to bring your child to the BC Children's Emergency Department<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/BCCH%20ED%204%20(2).jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />When to bring your child to the BC Children's Emergency DepartmentHaving a sick child can be stressful, but it helps to know when it’s time to seek emergency treatment.http://www.bcchildrens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/when-to-bring-your-child-to-the-emergency-department2022-11-10T08:00:00Z
BCEHS paramedics replace Halloween costume after young patient hit by vehicle<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Harley%20and%20paramedics.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BCEHS paramedics replace Halloween costume after young patient hit by vehicleIt was a sweet moment after a scary one on Halloween. A 12-year-old boy was hit by a truck at a Vancouver intersection and paramedics Quinn and Lisa presented him with a new costume at BC Children's Hospital after they needed to cut his off at the scene.http://www.bcchildrens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/bcehs-paramedics-replace-halloween-costume-after-young-patient-hit-by-vehicle2022-11-04T07:00:00Z
Preparing for the worst, for the best outcomes<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/child%20life%20w%20patient.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Preparing for the worst, for the best outcomesBC Children's Hospital held a mass casualty exercise October 19 to ensure the emergency department, and other areas of the hospital, are properly prepared.http://www.bcchildrens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/preparing-for-the-worst-for-the-best-outcomes2022-10-26T07:00:00Z
Tricks & tips from BC Children’s for Halloween<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/GettyImages-1339673049.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Tricks & tips from BC Children’s for HalloweenBC Children’s Hospital doctors have some advice to help keep little monsters and goblins safe as they tear around their neighbourhoods.http://www.bcchildrens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/tricky-tips-from-bc-children’s-for-halloween2022-10-26T07:00:00Z

 


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