Taking it to the streets

May 5th, 2016

The following editorial appeared in the Spring 2012 issue of Promise Magazine. St. Paul’s Hospital’s Inner City Youth Mental Health Program delivers psychiatric services to help homeless youth turn their lives around In 2007, St. Paul’s Hospital’s Inner City Youth Mental Health Program (ICYMHP) formed a team of psychiatrists to support homeless youth struggling with […]

The healing power of a pup

April 27th, 2016

The proof is in the pudding, or rather, the kibbles. The prevalence of animal assisted therapy programs in hospitals worldwide speaks to the fact that there are significant benefits for patients.

Afra Rogan – A West End Woman

April 25th, 2016

Afra Marie Lucinda Rogan (née Allison) was born in Vancouver’s West End and lived her life there surrounded by the large Allison family. Born the tenth of eleven children, Afra quickly developed an excellent sense of humour and a bubbly personality. In high school she became friends with Robert (Bob) Kenny, a West End boy. […]

Donald Needes – A Gift for Research

Donald John Needes (Don) was trained and worked as a machinist, a mechanic and an electrician but had an artistic side which he expressed through crafting beautiful jewellery for the love of his life, his wife, Elaine. Elaine predeceased Don and the gift left in Don’s will, for St. Paul’s, was created as a memorial […]

Donor support fundamental to St. Paul’s Teck Emergency Centre

April 13th, 2016

Despite being one of the busiest emergency departments in BC, for a hospital of its size St. Paul’s has one of the lowest wait times in Canada. This is due in part to gifts made to St. Paul’s Foundation, which help bring new equipment and technology to emergency care.

Patient comfort is at centre of St. Paul’s hemodialysis unit

April 6th, 2016

The Kidney Care Clinic at St. Paul’s was based on a patient convenience model, bringing together nephrologists, nurses, dieticians, pharmacists, social workers and specialists that kidney patients could access in a single visit.

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