Overdose Crisis Information

Providence’s care providers are at the forefront of the opioid-overdose crisis in Vancouver, helping save lives in the face of a staggering increase in opioid-related cases presenting at our hospitals. To keep our staff informed, we have distributed the bulletins listed below. This list will continue to be updated as new information becomes available. 

Overdose prevention and response update #2 - January 6, 2017
Overdose prevention and response update - December 20, 2016
Support for staff during overdose crisis - December 19, 2016
Safe handling of patient belongings - December 15, 2016
​Overdose crisis: PHC response update - December 14, 2016
Overdose crisis: PHC response update - December 9, 2016
Message from Dianne Doyle: PHC's response to the overdose crisis - December 8, 2016
Unprecedented demand on SPH services due to overdoses - December 2, 2016
Information Bulletin Report #6: VCH and PHC’s response to the provincial illicit drug overdose emergency - December 1, 2016
Overdose Alert: Carfentanil confirmed in Vancouver drug supply - November 30, 2016
Information Bulletin Report #5: PHC’s and VCH’s response to the provincial illicit drug overdose emergency - November 2, 2016
Information Bulletin Report #3: PHC’s and VCH’s response to the provincial illicit drug overdose emergency - August 31, 2016
Information Bulletin Report #2: PHC and VCH’s response to the provincial illicit drug overdose emergency - July 29, 2016
Information Bulletin Report #1: VCH and PHC’s response to the provincial illicit drug overdose emergency - June 29, 2016