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Recovery is possible - growing the Tree of Remembrance<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/OD-Day-Joanna-Luu-Jillian-Richman-Theresa-Newlove-web.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Recovery is possible - growing the Tree of RemembranceOn August 31, International Overdose Awareness Day, BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre staff and patients marked the occasion by wearing purple to honour those we've lost to overdoses and spread the message that recovery is possible.http://www.bcwomens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/recovery-is-possible-growing-the-tree-of-remembrance2021-09-09T07:00:00Z
Together, we can do it<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/FIR-overdose-main-web.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Together, we can do itThe FIR (Families in Recovery) team at BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre supports women and people affected by substance use and their newborns amid the deadly overdose crisis in B.C. We can prevent overdoses if we all work together.http://www.bcwomens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/together-we-can-do-it2021-08-31T07:00:00Z
Armed with information: A new interactive online tool aims to change birth and delivery conversations in B.C.<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Liz%20Wilcox%20-%20edited.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Armed with information: A new interactive online tool aims to change birth and delivery conversations in B.C.Did you know that B.C. has the highest caesarean birth rates in Canada? The My Next Birth tool helps patients and their care providers decide whether another C-section is right for them.http://www.bcwomens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/my-next-birth-tool2021-08-04T07:00:00Z
How penicillin allergy de-labeling is making a difference<img alt="" height="395" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Drop-the-label.png" width="530" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />How penicillin allergy de-labeling is making a differenceTen per cent of patients in North American studies report having a penicillin allergy label but 90 per cent of these people do not have a true allergy. Read how one tool is helping with penicillin allergy de-labeling.http://www.bcwomens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/how-penicillin-allergy-de-labeling-is-making-a-difference2021-07-29T07:00:00Z
How to breathe easy during wildfire season when pregnant<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/GettyImages-1008287944.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />How to breathe easy during wildfire season when pregnantIncreasing temperatures and dry weather over the summer months 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-pregnant2021-07-15T07:00:00Z
Tips for pregnant people to stay safe during the summer heat wave<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/GettyImages-1226112459.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Tips for pregnant people to stay safe during the summer heat wavePregnant people are more likely to get heat exhaustion or even heat stroke than the general public. Read the advice from a BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre expert.http://www.bcwomens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/tips-for-pregnant-women-to-stay-safe-during-the-summer-heat-wave2021-07-02T07:00:00Z
Impactful words from the Director of Indigenous Health, Dr. Jenny Morgan<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Jenny%20Morgan%20Sep%202016%20-%20Copy%20(2).jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Impactful words from the Director of Indigenous Health, Dr. Jenny MorganJenny is from the Gitxsan First Nations, Clan member of the Lax Gibuu fr Anspayaxw + Gitwangax and she talks about how she came to work at BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre and BC Children's Hospital, and what she hopes for the hospitals’ future.http://www.bcwomens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/impactful-words-from-our-director-of-indigenous-health-dr-jenny-morgan2021-06-21T07:00:00Z
New resource honours Indigenous women’s resilience<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Lucy%20resized.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />New resource honours Indigenous women’s resilienceIndigenous aunties, mothers, grandmothers, daughters and sisters, came together with health organizations to build a practice resource on culturally safe and trauma-informed perinatal health care for Indigenous people and families.http://www.bcwomens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/new-resource-honours-indigenous-women’s-resilience2021-06-18T07:00:00Z
Your Voice Matters<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/weltel_baby_1.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Your Voice MattersThank you to the 332 patients and family members who visited outpatient services at BC Children’s and BC Women’s Hospitals and completed the Virtual Care Patient Experience Survey. http://www.bcwomens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/your-voice-matters2021-06-11T07:00:00Z
Nurses - #WeAnswerTheCall<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/BCW-collage-web.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Nurses - #WeAnswerTheCallBC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre nurses and health care providers have gone beyond the call of duty, providing the best possible care through a global pandemic and an opioid crisis. Read how they answer the call this Nursing Week.http://www.bcwomens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/nurses-weanswerthecall2021-05-12T07:00:00Z


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