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

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Island Health Magazine Fall 2021

Read articles on building resilience in children; how loneliness impacts health; tips and recipes for healthy to-go lunches; information about IBD and a feature about patient partners.

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Island Health asks for public’s assistance in appropriate emergency department use

Island Health is asking people to do their part to ensure our hospital emergency departments can continue to meet the care needs of patients experiencing medical emergencies.

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Island Health rebooking all June 29 COVID-19 immunization appointments at Glacier Gardens in Comox

Due to the extreme heat wave that is currently affecting British Columbia, Island Health is rebooking all COVID-19 immunization appointments that were scheduled on Tuesday, June 29 at Glacier Gardens in Comox. 

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