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.
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.
Offer discounts and services to support healthcare workers
Our Employee Preferred Purchasing (EPP) program connects Island Health staff and medical staff, volunteers and auxiliary members to discounts and special offers provided by businesses serving the Island Health region.
Join our team
Visit our Careers web page to find current job opportunities and apply.
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@viha.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.
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@viha.ca.
We are in need of clinical volunteers who complement the care provided by professional staff, such as current or retired RNs, physicians, Health Care Aides, Social Workers, or other individuals with experience working in a health care or community environment. Please contact us at: TemporaryVolunteer@viha.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 email@example.com 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.
Updated April 24, 2020 at 3:30 p.m.