While we continue to follow the steps laid out in BC’s Restart Plan, at this time visitor restrictions remain in place at Island Health facilities. 

These are extremely toxic mushrooms that can cause severe illness and may be lethal if ingested by people and especially children. They can be found in various environments around Vancouver Island, and are also dangerous to pets.

Supporting New Forensic Nurse Examiners in Remote Communities

People living in remote North Island communities now have access to Forensic Nurse Examiner (FNE) services thanks to innovative thinking and the creative use of existing virtual care technology by Island Health’s Virtual Care and Forensic Nurse Examiner teams.  
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Island Health declares COVID-19 outbreaks over at NRGH, Chartwell Malaspina Care Centre long-term care home

Island Health has declared the COVID-19 outbreaks over on the Transitional Care Unit at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital and at Chartwell Malaspina Care Centre long-term care home in Nanaimo. 
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Plan ahead for essential medical appointments

Overnight closures of highway 1 on the Malahat for the next several days have prompted the Ministry of Transportation to limit the route to essential travel only.
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