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

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Island Health Magazine Spring 2021

Island Health magazine spring 2021 features articles on COVID-19 including a look back at the past year. Also included are articles on the health benefits of spending time in nature, memory loss and aging, and a moving article about one family’s journey with hospice care.

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Currents Winter 2021

Currents Winter 2021

Read vaccination stories, updates on the Cowichan District Hospital build and more, in the latest edition of Currents!

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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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