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

Code Hack 2020

Code Hack is back!

Are you ready for an exciting challenge that could help shape the future of health care? Island Health is looking for 100 people to participate in a 24-hour design sprint that aims to generate fresh ideas to improve health care.

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Island Health Magazine Winter 2020

The Winter 2020 issue of Island Health magazine encourages readers to live their healthiest life. Read features on how to keep your resolutions; re-thinking “diets” and some delicious soup recipes. Also included in this issue are articles about the stigma of mental illness and an Island Health Research project on dementia.

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Temporary service reduction at Port Alice Health Centre

Island Health is advising that, despite significant effort to fill shifts, there is a temporary shortage of registered nurses and physicians over the holiday season resulting in a temporary service reduction at the Port Alice Health Centre.

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