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.

Regular working hours: 

South Island: 250-388-2225
Centre Island: 250-740-2615
North Island: 250-331-8555

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

B.C. Honours Excellence in Nursing

Several Island Health nurses have been honoured in this year's Nursing Awards of Excellence.

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covid tips

Island Health Magazine Fall 2020

This issue offers COVID-19 safety tips, an article about prescribed opioid use, an introduction to Dawn Thomas, our new VP for Indigenous Health & Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the first in our series from Public Health on Climate Change and much more.

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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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