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Shared on these pages are the journeys of our patients and their families, and the stories of our hard working health care workers, medical staff, researchers and volunteers.

 

 

BC Women’s Hospital records the delivery of over 6,000 infants in 2023<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/RBP-20231030-7818_MABC.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BC Women’s Hospital records the delivery of over 6,000 infants in 2023http://www.bcwomens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/bc-womens-hospital-records-the-delivery-of-over-6000-infants-in-20232024-01-24T08:00:00Z
Register to donate cord blood and you can give life twice<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Iris.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Register to donate cord blood and you can give life twiceIn 1988, Dr. Eliane Gluckman successfully performed a cord blood stem cell transplant to save the life of a boy with a rare inherited condition that leads to gradual bone marrow failure. http://www.bcwomens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/register-to-donate-cord-blood-and-you-can-give-life-twice2023-12-07T08:00:00Z
BC Children’s and BC Women’s hospitals lead effort to launch one of the most complex diagnostic services ever provided in province<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/genomw.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BC Children’s and BC Women’s hospitals lead effort to launch one of the most complex diagnostic services ever provided in provinceIn a first for B.C., patients have received genome-wide sequencing results through a fully Canadian-based service. http://www.bcwomens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/hospital-leads-effort-to-launch-one-of-the-most-complex-diagnostic-services-ever-provided-in-province2023-11-20T08:00:00Z
Giving people a reason to smile<img alt="Indervir Deol, respiratory therapist, NICU, BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre" src="/PublishingImages/indervir-deol-phsa-plus-external.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Giving people a reason to smileDespite the challenge of being a NICU respiratory therapist at BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre, Indervir Deol’s positivity and compassion brings joy to everyone he meets. Learn more about this 2023 PHSA+ Award recipient.http://www.bcwomens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/indervir-deol-2023-phsa-plus-recipient2023-10-27T07:00:00Z
Following her love of science: Meet the newest C&W executive<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Ruth%20Appanah%20edit-2.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Following her love of science: Meet the newest C&W executivehttp://www.bcwomens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/following-her-love-of-science-meet-the-newest-c-w-executive2023-10-13T07:00:00Z
BC Women’s launches pilot to understand community needs for people giving birth who use substances<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/group%20shot.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BC Women’s launches pilot to understand community needs for people giving birth who use substancesBC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre announced a new 15-community-bed pilot across the Lower Mainland and in Victoria, to help address the unique health and housing needs of people with substance use concerns who are giving birth. http://www.bcwomens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/bc-women’s-launches-pilot-to-understand-community-needs-for-people-giving-birth-who-use-substances2023-10-11T07:00:00Z
Powerful Parents part 4: How a patient’s partner went from ‘lost cause’ to loving dad<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/20221219_124234%20(2).jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Powerful Parents part 4: How a patient’s partner went from ‘lost cause’ to loving dadIn part four of our series on Powerful Parents between Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, read how Jean-Pol and Tausha quit substance use with the help of BC Women’s and Together We Can to keep custody of their daughter and create a happy home in Chilliwack​.http://www.bcwomens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/powerful-parents-part-4-how-a-patient’s-partner-went-from-‘lost-cause’-to-loving-dad2023-06-15T07:00:00Z
How to breathe easier during wildfire season when pregnant<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/GettyImages-1011789360.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />How to breathe easier during wildfire season when pregnantIncreasing temperatures and dry weather have contributed to the rise in wildfires across the province. http://www.bcwomens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/how-to-breathe-easy-during-wildfire-season-when-pregnant2023-06-13T07:00:00Z
Powerful Parents part 3: Partners of patients at BC Women’s receive substance use treatment<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/frank%20collage.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Powerful Parents part 3: Partners of patients at BC Women’s receive substance use treatmentAfter 14 years of substance use, Frank has stopped for nine months​ now, thanks to the birth of his son, BC Women's and Together We Can.http://www.bcwomens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/powerful-parents-part-3-partners-of-patients-at-bc-women’s-receive-substance-use-treatment2023-06-08T07:00:00Z
Milk donor tells story of loss and giving<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/stephanie%20and%20Nell.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Milk donor tells story of loss and givingIn honour of World Day of Human Milk Donation, Provincial Milk Bank donor Stephanie shares her heart-wrenching story - a mother processing her grief while helping others.http://www.bcwomens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/bcw-milk-donor-tells-story-of-loss-and-giving2023-05-19T07:00:00Z

 
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