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@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.

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@viha.ca.

Clinical Volunteers

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 covid19support@viha.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.


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Last update: April 24, 2020 at 3:30 p.m.

News & Events

COVID-19 testing site sign

Island Health improves access to COVID-19 testing in Greater Victoria

Island Health has opened a new COVID-19 testing site at the University of Victoria. People with cold, flu or COVID-19-like symptoms can now book an appointment to get a test at the UVIC campus in parking lot 10, off Gordon Head Road via West Campus Way (access off Gordon Head Road).

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LTC residents and family reunited

Island Health staff work hard to safely reunite long-term care residents with loved ones

Recently, visitor restrictions for Long Term Care facilities were eased to encourage reunions between a single designated visitor and residents of long-term care.

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Urgent and primary care centre coming to Esquimalt

People living in Esquimalt and neighbouring communities will soon have better access to team-based everyday health care with planning for an urgent and primary care centre.

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