Support Our COVID-19 Response

We appreciate the passion and commitment of everyone wanting to help healthcare providers and patients. This page contains information on ways you can support our COVID-19 response.

Donate products or services

Personal protective equipment (PPE) or medical supplies

Island Health is currently focused on caring for COVID-19 patients in our region. Providing the best and safest care requires proper, medical-grade personal protective equipment (PPE) for our healthcare workers including gloves, masks, gowns, and sanitizer. If you have any PPE available to donate to support care in our community, please complete this form

Non-medical products or services

If you have non-medical products or services that you would like to offer to our healthcare teams complete this form

Provincial Procurement

If you are a business who can supply products and services in large scale for the province of BC, please visit the Provincial Support for COVID-19 supply hub

Join our team

Visit our Careers web page to find current job opportunities and apply.

Employees

We are actively hiring for many positions including Critical Care, Emergency and General Nurses, Respiratory Therapists, Care Aides, Community Health Workers, Food Service Workers, Cooks as well as many others. Please contact us at: TalentAcquisition@islandhealth.ca and tell us a little bit about yourself: work experience, type of work and location you are looking for, as well as professional registration.

Medical Staff

Island Health is seeking medical staff to maximize our capacity to provide care for patients and communities as part of our local COVID-19 response. Please contact: MedStaffEngagement@islandhealth.ca.

Make a donation to your local hospital foundation

If you are able, make a donation to your local hospital foundation. Our healthcare foundations continue to support vital capital projects and medical equipment to improve patient care,  research, staff and medical staff education and training and other special projects. Our community healthcare foundations also support health and wellness programs in local communities. 

Other ways you can support our staff:

  • Make some noise! Join in the 7pm daily cheer from your balcony, porch or window. Communities across the Island are joining the chorus for their local healthcare teams at 7pm every day.
  • Mention @vanislandhealth on social media and we’ll do our best to share your post on our Twitter, Facebook or Instagram feeds.
  • Send your notes and photos of support to covid19support@islandhealth.ca to be shared with our staff and on our social media channels. Sometimes a word of encouragement is all it takes to make someone's day. 

Support a senior in need

You can call 2-1-1 or visit bc211.ca if you are a senior in need, or would like to volunteer with a senior in your community to help pick-up groceries, prescriptions or have a friendly phone call or virtual visit. The helpline takes calls 7 days/week to help keep seniors safe.

News & Events

Woman who experienced allergic reaction has no regrets about COVID-19 vaccine

Woman who experienced allergic reaction has no regrets about COVID-19 vaccine

Annie Taal, a 32 year old Victoria resident is sharing how she experienced an extremely rare allergic reaction to the COVID-19 vaccine following her first shot. Taal wishes to reassure others who might be concerned that all mechanisms were in place to deal with her allergy and she is incredibly grateful to be vaccinated.

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Update to COVID-19 outbreak at Tofino General Hospital

Update to COVID-19 outbreak at Tofino General Hospital

Island Health’s outbreak response has identified one additional patient case related to the COVID-19 outbreak declared at Tofino General Hospital (TGH) on October 12.

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COVID-19 outbreak at Tofino General Hospital

COVID-19 outbreak at Tofino General Hospital

Island Health has declared an outbreak of COVID-19 at Tofino General Hospital after evidence of transmission on the inpatient unit.

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