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

 Island Health temporarily suspends pay parking

Island Health temporarily suspends pay parking

Island Health is temporarily suspending pay parking for the public, staff and medical staff, at all health authority owned and operated sites, effective April 1 through April 30, 2020. 

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Code Hack 2020

Code Hack is back!

Are you ready for an exciting challenge that could help shape the future of health care? Island Health is looking for 100 people to participate in a 24-hour design sprint that aims to generate fresh ideas to improve health care.

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Island Health Magazine Winter 2020

The Winter 2020 issue of Island Health magazine encourages readers to live their healthiest life. Read features on how to keep your resolutions; re-thinking “diets” and some delicious soup recipes. Also included in this issue are articles about the stigma of mental illness and an Island Health Research project on dementia.

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