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Medical mask policy in effect during respiratory illness season

Masks are currently required in all patient care areas of hospitals, long-term care facilities and community health-care sites and clinics. Please do not enter these facilities if you have cold or flu-like symptoms, such as runny nose, sore throat, fever, cough, shortness of breath/trouble breathing, diarrhea or vomiting. Do not enter these facilities if you feel unwell, no matter how mild the symptoms. 

Visitors to long-term care and seniors’ assisting living facilities need to wear a medical mask in common areas and when participating in indoor events in common areas. 

Thank you for helping keep patients and staff healthy this season.

The BREATH North Shore Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program supports your ability to self-manage your chronic lung condition through learning, exercising and connecting with others.

How to access

  • Our program

    The eight-week program consists of:  

    • Initial assessment with the program team/respirologist
    • 16 Group Education sessions covering a variety of topics, including:
      • Lung conditions
      • Chest infections
      • Breathing control
      • Bronchial hygiene
      • Pulmonary function tests
      • Oxygen therapy
      • Drug delivery systems
      • Exercise
      • Action plan
      • Nutrition
      • Energy conservation
      • Relaxation techniques
      • Stress management
      • Coping skills
      • Intimacy
      • Travel planning
      • Self-management
      • Goal setting
    • Each group education ends with an exercise component which includes aerobic exercise, weight training and stretches.
    • A follow-up assessment at 3-6 months after the completion of the program is provided.

    Sessions run from 1 to 2:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday for eight consecutive weeks. We have 10-12 participants in each session. Nearing the end of the program, the program team will connect participants to other programs offered in the community so they can keep active and exercise safely. 

  • Check eligibility

    A doctor or nurse practitioner must provide a referral with copies of requested tests before appointments can be booked for the next available assessment program.

    • Get a referral

      Any doctor or nurse practitioner may refer. Have them complete the North Shore Chronic Disease Service referral form and fax the completed form to (604) 297-9681.

      North Shore Chronic Disease Service referral form

      The referral form must include copies of the requested tests before the appointment can be booked. The tests include:

      • Medical history (within one year)
      • Pulmonary function (within three years)
      • ECG (within six months)
      • Chest x-ray (within one year)  


    • 星期一:   休息
    • 星期二:   1:00 下午 to 4:00 下午
    • 星期三:   休息
    • 星期四:   1:00 下午 to 4:00 下午
    • 星期五:   休息
    • 星期六:   休息
    • 星期日:   休息

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    Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs

    Pulmonary rehabilitation programs provide education and exercise programs for people with chronic lung disease.