Medical Health Officers

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Island Health's Medical Health Officers oversee a wide variety of initiatives designed to promote and protect public health. 

Public health is the organized effort of society to protect and improve the population's health and well being through the following:

  • Health promotion
  • Reducing inequalities in health status
  • Prevention of disease, injury, disability, and premature death
  • Protection from environmental and other hazards to health

Island Health's Medical Health Officers oversee a wide variety of initiatives designed to promote and protect public health.


Medical Health Office Contacts

Suite 430 - 1900 Richmond Ave
Victoria, B.C. 
V8R 4R2

After Hours Emergencies: 1-800-204-6166
Fax: 250-519-3441

Medical Health Officers

Chief Medical Health Officer

Dr. Richard Stanwick
250-519-3406

Dr. Murray Fyfe and Dr. Dee Hoyano

Suite 430 - 1900 Richmond Ave
Victoria, B.C. 
V8R 4R2

250-519-3406

Dr. Paul Hasselback

3rd Floor, 6475 Metral Dr  
Nanaimo, B.C. 
V9T 2L9     

250.739.6304

Dr. Charmaine Enns

355 - 11th St
Courtenay, B.C. 
V9N 1S4

250-331-8591

Dr. Shannon Waters

601-222 Cowichan Way
Duncan, B.C. 
V9L 6P4

250-331-8591


Core Public Health Functions

As part of BC’s commitment to public health care renewal and improvement, the Ministry of Health  has produced the Core Public Health Functions Framework.

The framework defines core public health services that BC’s health authorities will provide to strengthen the link between public health, primary care, and chronic disease management. 

It also provides a tool for health authorities to strengthen their public health infrastructure by reviewing their existing programs with the 21 core programs defined in the framework. This performance improvement process will result in increased consistency, capacity and quality of public health services across the province.

For more information, please view the Performance Improvement Plans listed on the right.


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