There have been numerous activities aimed at strengthening the care and services provided every day to those living in and visiting North Vancouver Island.
Fall 2021 – Enhanced local dedicated leadership and administration (established Triad structure (local medical, operational and Indigenous Health leadership).
November 2021 - Increased funding for additional health care provider capacity (additional rotations of 24/7 registered nurse positions at Port Hardy Hospital and Port McNeill Hospital).
November 2021 - Increased staffing complement at Cormorant Island Health Centre.
Summer 2021 - Increased access through purchase and launch of Island Health's primary care clinic – Port McNeill Primary Care Centre/A’ekakila’as.
Summer 2021 - Targeted physician supports to stabilize primary care services including additional medical office staff and management.
September 2021 and Spring 2022 - Increased staffing within long-term care locations.