Infection Prevention & Control

Our Vision:

Zero Healthcare Associated Infection Transmissions within Island Health Communities

Our Mission:

Collaborating for Safe Healthcare through Excellent Infection Prevention and Control Strategies

The Infection Prevention and Control Program (IPAC) is your main partner for the prevention and control of patient/client/resident infections in healthcare settings.”

The Infection Prevention and Control Program offers expert guidance to help all programs consistently meet IPAC requirements within Island Health facilities.  

Contact us

The Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Team is here to help you with all your IPAC questions.  During regular business hours, please contact us directly.  On weekends and statutory holidays, staff are always available.

Infection Control Practitioners Contact Information
IPAC Management Team

The Communicable Disease Hubs provide information and support related to disease management in the community and contracted facilities.

Infection Prevention in Affiliated Facilities

The Medical Health Officers provide information and support related to disease management in Public Health Units or in affiliated facilities.

News & Events

First monkeypox case confirmed in Island Health, risk to the general public is very low

First monkeypox case confirmed in Island Health, risk to the general public is very low

One case of monkeypox has been confirmed in Island Health through laboratory testing at the BC Centre for Disease Control. The person resides in the south island. Island Health public health teams are conducting follow-up. The risk to the general public is very low. 

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A Family Tradition: Three Generations of Nursing Care

A Family Tradition: Three Generations of Nursing Care

Donna McLeod, Shelley McLeod-Garner and Michelle King share something beyond genes.

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Pay parking resumes March 4, 2022

Effective March 4, 2022, pay parking will resume at all Island Health sites that previously had pay parking in place. 

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