It’s been just over three months since the first positive case of COVID-19 in British Columbia. Since then our health care system has been challenged to prepare for and react to something it had never seen before. We’ve been moved by how health care professionals, patients, family members and our communities have responded.
We’re adapting to continue driving high-quality care in this changing environment. Some of our initiatives and events have been postponed, we have adapted our work and we have stepped into new areas to support the system’s response to COVID-19, including:
- Leading the Critical Care Working Group, including coordinating clinical guidance, the tracking of bed and ventilator capacity, surge and transport planning as well as the sharing of clinical lessons learned
- Acting as the secretariat for the Clinical Reference Group to ensure provincial coordination across guidelines
- Participating on the Medical Imaging Advisory Committee to help develop guidance documents on the role of imaging in diagnosing and managing COVID-19 as well as patient information resources during the response and recovery phases
- Providing clinical leadership on the BC COVID-19 Therapeutics Committee in developing guidance resources
These are challenging times for everyone. We’re so grateful to, and proud of, everyone who is playing a role in providing high-quality care throughout BC’s response to COVID-19. As always, we are committed to working together.
This post was updated on April 7.