Keeping Canada Alive, a heart-racing, cross-Canada documentary series about a day in the life of our country’s health care system, continues this Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 9 p.m.
The second episode of this six-part series provides us with a glimpse into the life of busy North Vancouver GP, Dr. Susan Chow, who works at Lions Gate Hospital. Also, we experience the heart ache of a Vancouver family, as they wait nervously for their son to get through heart surgery, his second in six years.
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Shot over a 24-hour period, camera crews visited locations throughout the Lower Mainland, as well as across Canada on May 6, 2015 to get real stories from patients and health care professionals. Some of the on-site locations included VGH, the Evergreen Community Health Centre, Lions Gate Hospital and Richmond Hospital.
The anticipated result is an exciting documentary connecting fascinating health stories province to province. Viewers are able to watch all the drama on TV and online.
Viola Kaminski, VCH’s public affairs officer who provided communications support during the filming, says Keeping Canada Alive is an opportunity to showcase unique aspects of our health care system to the public.
“We really hope the public will enjoy this inside look at VCH and have a greater understanding of not only the health care system, but the everyday challenges our staff face,” says Kaminski. “VCH’s very own C.difficile-sniffing dog Angus, our Bridge Refugee Clinic and the Bariatric program in Richmond are just some of the stories featured in the documentary.”
A big thanks to everyone who participated in the documentary. Now we can share the difference we make in people’s lives with Canadians across the nation.