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  • Community clinic supports those who have experienced domestic violence and sexual assault

    April 13, 2015

    The B.C. Government, through its three-year Provincial Domestic Violence Plan and A Vision for a Violence Free BC strategy, recognizes the need for relevant services and supports to prevent and respond to violence.
    Current research confirms that one in four women will experience sexual violence in her lifetime. Today, through the new Embrace Clinic, Fraser Health is expanding the scope of the Forensic Nursing Service to include community-based after care for patients 12 years of age and older, who have experienced sexual assault, domestic violence, human trafficking and exploitation. >

  • Partnering with family physicians through electronic notification

    February 17, 2015

    Island Health has started automatically notifying family doctors when their patients are admitted to or discharged from hospital, improving quality and continuity of care for patients.
    “Innovative approaches to better patient care are the cornerstone of continuously improving our health-care system,” said Health Minister Terry Lake. “Technologies such as this electronic notification system create stronger links between private practice and the hospital system, but more importantly strengthen the health-care system to better serve patients and their families.” >

  • Kootenay Boundary: Moms go virtual for healthy babies

    January 20, 2015

    For the first time in B.C., expectant mothers can participate in virtual visits with their maternity care provider directly from their local family doctor’s office, thanks to new tele-maternity (video conferencing) technology developed as a part of a Shared Care/Kootenay Boundary Division of Family Practice pilot project. The project is funded in partnership by Doctors of BC and the Ministry of Health. >

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