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Public Health Nurse tomorrow at Caring Circle

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Andrea Firth, VCH Public Health Nurse for 0-5 year olds will be available at Caring Circle – see poster here for more details Read more →

Lending a Hand to Bowen Paramedics

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On February 15th I had to go to hospital by ambulance because of a leg injury. I was fortunate to have the capable assistance of two Bowen ambulance attendants. Enroute, because of my interest in Caring Circle, I was curious about what we as an organization could do to support the Ambulance Service. Both attendants immediately suggested that we tell Islanders the importance of the following information: Read more →

Hand Workshop – Saturday, April 12 – 10am – noon Note: Location Change to Collins Hall

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Occupational Therapist, Winnie Sin & Physiotherapist, Sandy Logan

Hands up, everyone! Who has stiffness in the thumbs and fingers? Who has a problem with Tennis elbow or Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Physiotherapist, Sandy Logan and Occupational Therapist, Winnie Sin are pleased to present a Hand workshop on April 12, 2014. We will be discussing the treatment and management of arthritis, CPS and other conditions. Topics to be covered include: the correct use of splints, specific exercises, and how to modify daily activities. If you have any questions about musical instruments, gardening tools or kitchen implements, or…feel free to bring these gadgets along as this will be a “Hands- On” course. The workshop will be held at Collins Hall – 1120 Miller Road (please note change of location) from 10am – noon on Saturday, April 12.
Please contact Sandy Logan at 604 947 9755 to reserve your spot.

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Health Survey Will Inform Priorities and Resource Allocation

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VCH LogoBy Susanne Martin – Bowen Island Undercurrent
Published: December 07, 2012 9:00 AM

Until Sunday, December 16, Bowen residents have a chance to participate in a survey that gauges the health and well-being of North Shore residents. While the survey does not exclusively focus on islanders, Dr. Jat Sandhu, regional director of the Public Health Surveillance Unit, believes it is important to get their input. “I can’t emphasize enough that we want to hear local-level voices. The data will give us valuable tools for engaging local governments and organizations.”

The survey can be completed online at www.vch.ca/northshoresurvey and aims to reach residents in the city and district of North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Lions Bay and Bowen Island to learn about their community involvement, household and neighbourhood characteristics that may influence individual health and well-being. The survey is conducted by Vancouver Coastal Health and Dr. Sandhu explained that while provincial and national surveys provide health statistics on a larger geographical level, the North Shore Wellness Survey could help to attain more detailed information that could be used to “plug gaps” in local health and wellness services.

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