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Health & Wellness

Medications

Learn more about various medications, what they do, and how they will help you.

Aboriginal Health

With gratitude and humility, we work with Aboriginal communities to listen to and honour cultural beliefs, to identify barriers, and to improve health outcomes as partners in care.

Flu Season Information

Seasonal influenza, is a serious, infectious and contagious respiratory illness.

Island Health is alerting people in Greater Victoria that there is fruiting of a mushroom that can cause serious poisoning.  Amanita phalloides or “Death Cap” mushroom can cause severe illness and may be lethal if ingested by people and especially children. It is also dangerous to pets. 

Expanding palliative, end-of-life care

People in Greater Victoria will benefit from improved palliative and end-of-life care with more community hospice beds and acute palliative care beds at the Royal Jubilee Hospital.
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Baby Bed program expands in central and north Vancouver Island 

Island Health is expanding its Baby Bed program to all new families in central and north Vancouver Island.
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Video series about dementia caregivers receives international recognition

An Island Health video series created for family caregivers of people with dementia disorders has received awards from two different organizations.
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