Brain, Nerves & Strokes

Brain Nerves Strokes

Neurosciences Health works to prevent, diagnose and treat diseases of the brain, spinal cord, nerve and muscle for people living in Island Health's service area.

Our Mission & Commitment

To provide timely, client-centered care to patients throughout the Vancouver Island Health Authority region to prevent, diagnose and treat diseases of the brain, spinal cord, nerve and muscle.

Our Approach

Our focus is on reintegrating clients into the community.  We take into account individual emotional, physical, and lifestyle needs and liaise with the Rehabilitation Medicine Department.

Most of our clients are able to access care on Vancouver Island with specialized inpatient services offered through Victoria General Hospital.

For complex cases (patients requiring complex spinal rehabilitation and complex neurosurgical services), we work closely with the G.F. Strong Hospital and the Vancouver General Hospital.

Academic Affiliations

Teaching future generations of physicians and specialists is a priority with the Department of Neurosciences:

  • the department is a teaching venue for the Island Medical Program
  • patients going through the inpatient/outpatient neurology services may encounter 3rd  and 4th year medical students
  • the Division of Neurosurgery offers Fellowship positions where trained neurosurgeons gain further subspecialized neurosurgical experience
  • the Division of Neurology serves as a community rotation for 4th year residents from the University of British Columbia Neurology program

Services

News & Events

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Island Health asks for public’s assistance in appropriate emergency department use

Island Health is asking people to do their part to ensure our hospital emergency departments can continue to meet the care needs of patients experiencing medical emergencies.

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Island Health rebooking all June 29 COVID-19 immunization appointments at Glacier Gardens in Comox

Due to the extreme heat wave that is currently affecting British Columbia, Island Health is rebooking all COVID-19 immunization appointments that were scheduled on Tuesday, June 29 at Glacier Gardens in Comox. 

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Island Health reschedules some immunization appointments due to extreme heat

Due to the extreme heat wave that is currently affecting British Columbia, Island Health is rebooking some COVID-19 immunization appointments in Langford and Comox.

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