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Service reviews

Downtown Eastside health strategy 

In February 2015, we released the Downtown Eastside (DTES) Second Generation Strategy Design Paper to address the evolving needs of people living on Vancouver’s DTES with recommendations to improve services on the DTES. 

Downtown Eastside health strategy 

Emergency and mental health review

In October 2014, we asked for an external review of our emergency departments, mental health and addiction services. We wanted to examine how we currently provide care to people with mental health and substance misuse concerns, while ensuring public safety. The reviewers shared 22 recommendations to strengthen the care we provide. Work is underway to address some of the recommendations, while others will take more time. 

Emergency and mental health review

Mental health action plan 

In November 2013, at the request of the Ministry of Health, we undertook a focused review of the continuum of care and the partnerships required to care for individuals with severe addiction, often with severe mental illness, who have complex health, housing and other system needs. 

Mental health action plan
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