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Women-only overdose prevention site opens<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/woman-portrait.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Women-only overdose prevention site opensVancouver’s Downtown Eastside will be home to B.C.’s first overdose prevention site for women only through a partnership with BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre, Atira Women’s Resource Society, the City of Vancouver and Vancouver Coastal Health.
Patient receives honourary key to Teck Acute Care Centre <img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/sammy-key.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Patient receives honourary key to Teck Acute Care Centre On April 7, staff, physicians and project partners at BC Children’s and BC Women’s Hospitals celebrated the many milestones achieved by the new Teck Acute Care Centre Redevelopment Project.
World Health Day – Depression: Let’s talk<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/new-mom-baby.png?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />World Health Day – Depression: Let’s talkThe World Health Organization declared April 7, as World Health Day. Established in 1950, this awareness day is an opportunity to mobilize action around a specific health topic that affects everyone around the world.–-depression-let’s-talk2017-04-05T07:00:00Z
1 in 10 women has this condition & they don't even know it<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Woman-sitting-curled-up.png?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />1 in 10 women has this condition & they don't even know itMarch is Endometriosis Awareness Month, an important time to validate the afflictions that many women silently suffer through.
Let's #BeBoldForChange!<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/International%20Women%20s%20Day%20Event_%20%20event%20poster%20with%20agenda-page-001%20(1).jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Let's #BeBoldForChange!BC Women's Hospital and the Women's Health Research Institute invites you to a special public presentation to honour and celebrate International Women's Day on March 8th.
Patient survey results are in!<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/opinion%20counts.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Patient survey results are in!Thank you for sharing; we are listening! For the past ten years we have been asking about your experiences at BC Women’s and for your ideas to help us improve our services.
Heather St. entrance to BC Women's to close permanently<a href="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Heather-Street---entrance-to-close-(hi-res).png"><img alt="BC Women's campus map" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Heather-Street---entrance-to-close-(hi-res).png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /></a>Heather St. entrance to BC Women's to close permanentlyEffective February 14, 2017, the Heather Street entrance to the BC Children’s and BC Women’s Hospital campus will permanently close to incoming and outgoing motor vehicle traffic. This closure is mandated by the City of Vancouver.
Protect your heart by being heart healthy<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Hand-holding-human-heart-model-in-front-of-chest2.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Protect your heart by being heart healthyHeart disease and stroke is the number one killer in Canada affecting both men and women, however women die from heart attacks more often than men. Additionally, stroke kills 36 per cent more women than men in Canada.
BC Women's remembers the work of Dr. Henry MorgentalerBC Women's remembers the work of Dr. Henry MorgentalerTwenty-nine years ago, on January 28, 1988, the Supreme Court of Canada overturned the last remaining criminal abortion law in our country.
New temporary BC Women's Labour and Delivery entrance opens<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/labor%20delivery%20entrance.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />New temporary BC Women's Labour and Delivery entrance opensThe new temporary Labour and Delivery entrance is open. Patients in labour, or who are scheduled for caesarean sections or other surgeries and procedures, please use the new entrance.

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