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Collection centre closes after helping to battle COVID-19 locally and beyond<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/image%20CC.jpeg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Collection centre closes after helping to battle COVID-19 locally and beyondThe COVID-19 collection centre at BC Children’s Hospital and BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre is shutting down on September 29. Read how it has played an integral role in the pandemic response, both in B.C. and around the world.http://www.bcchildrens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/c-w-collection-centre-closes-after-helping-to-battle-covid-192022-09-29T07:00:00Z
Survey finds low concussion awareness in B.C.<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/GettyImages-1209867347.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Survey finds low concussion awareness in B.C.A new survey has found only 11 per cent of British Columbians are confident in their ability to recognize signs of a concussion, when sometimes quick medical advice can be life-changing.http://www.bcchildrens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/new-survey-finds-low-concussion-awareness-in-b-c2022-09-28T07:00:00Z
BC Children's Extracorporeal Life Support Program awarded highest honour<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/ELSO%20awards1.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BC Children's Extracorporeal Life Support Program awarded highest honour​BC Children's Hospital recently received a platinum level designation for excellence in life support care from the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization. http://www.bcchildrens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/bc-childrens-extracorporeal-life-support-program-awarded-highest-honour2022-09-22T07:00:00Z
Doctors urge families to get immunizations up-to-date as kids head back to school<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/GettyImages-1360230294.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Doctors urge families to get immunizations up-to-date as kids head back to schoolWith fall on the horizon, BC Children’s Hospital and the BC Centre for Disease Control physicians are encouraging parents and caregivers to make sure their children are on schedule with their regular childhood vaccinations and COVID-19 vaccines.http://www.bcchildrens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/doctors-encourage-families-to-get-their-routine-immunizations-up-to-date-as-kids-head-back-to-school2022-09-15T07:00:00Z
Compassion, care and cookies: How small gestures add up to powerful leadership<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/flavia-mandic-bcch.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Compassion, care and cookies: How small gestures add up to powerful leadershipFlávia Mandic, director of specialized pediatric medical services, has received a PHSA+ Award for her thoughtful gestures that help build resilience in a challenging workplace. (And don’t miss the “lifesaving rescue" story at the end!)http://www.bcchildrens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/compassion-care-and-cookies-how-small-gestures-add-up-to-powerful-and-inspiring-leadership2022-09-15T07:00:00Z
Dr. Steven P. Miller named to the Royal Society of Canada<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/StevenMiller.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Dr. Steven P. Miller named to the Royal Society of CanadaBC Children’s Hospital Chief of Pediatrics Dr. Steven P. Miller has been elected to the Royal Society of Canada, one of the highest honours an individual can achieve in the arts and sciences. http://www.bcchildrens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/dr-steven-miller-named-to-the-royal-society-of-canada2022-09-14T07:00:00Z
Inspiring change for more child and youth-friendly care<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/yac-story-phsa.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Inspiring change for more child and youth-friendly care​​​​​​​F​rom a shout-​out on the news from Dr. Bonnie Henry to influencing the child COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Hear from the BC Children’s Hospital Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) and what it means for​ the team to receive a PHSA+ Award.http://www.bcchildrens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/inspiring-change-for-more-child-and-youth-friendly-care2022-09-09T07:00:00Z
Suicide prevention starts with a conversation<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/GettyImages-1152838264%20(1).jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Suicide prevention starts with a conversation​Suicide is not easy to talk about and it can be difficult to learn that a loved one is struggling with thoughts of suicide. Read what the BC Children's experts say as we mark World Suicide Prevention Day, September 10. http://www.bcchildrens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/suicide-prevention-starts-with-a-conversation2022-09-09T07:00:00Z
New study shows COVID-19 vaccines safe during pregnancy<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Pregnant%20and%20vaccinated.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />New study shows COVID-19 vaccines safe during pregnancyA new study finds that COVID-19 mRNA vaccines, the vaccines we have available here in B.C., are safe to use during pregnancy. http://www.bcchildrens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/new-study-shows-covid19-vaccines-safe-during-pregnancy2022-08-22T07:00:00Z
Shortage of childrens pain medication at retail shops<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Advil.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Shortage of childrens pain medication at retail shopshttp://www.bcchildrens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/shortage-of-childrens-pain-medication-at-retail-shops2022-08-18T07:00:00Z

 


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