Island Health recognizes that health care is a public service, accountable to the province and the residents of BC, and as such, encourages open and timely communication with media.
Our Communications, Partnerships and Primary Care Strategy staff are committed to:
- Provide timely responses to media inquiries.
- Provide factual information in an honest and forthright manner while ensuring patient confidentiality and safety are protected as required by law and Island Health policy.
- Seek proactive and positive media attention when opportunities arise.
Regular Business Hours
|Central & North Island||250-755-7966|
Weekends and After Hours
After-hours media line for all locations
Call for urgent inquiries only after regular business hours, weekends, and holidays.
This is a Nanaimo-based number which is call-forwarded to the Communications staff member on call at any given time.
Please do not use email for urgent, after hours inquiries as on-call responsibilities rotate among Communications staff. Please use the 24/7 number above.