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Heart Awards celebrate recovery for people with Mental Health and Substance Use challenges

“He’s a big ball of positivity so when I called to tell him he’d been nominated for a Heart Award, he was very excited,” says Katrina Witschel, a mental health worker with Island Health’s Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU) Lasting Homes residential program.

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​​​​​​​Port Alice Health Centre service model announced

Island Health is pleased to announce a new service delivery model for Port Alice, based on recent conversations with the Village Council, Port Alice Health Forum and community members.

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Celebrating mental health champions

Island Health’s Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU) South Island Advisory Committee presented two prestigious awards to valued members of our community who have made kindness and compassion an extension of their work life.

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Breast Milk Depot opens at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital

Nursing mothers in the Nanaimo area have a new resource to help support babies in need, by donating their milk. Nanaimo Regional General Hospital has become an official Donor Milk Collection Depot for BC Women’s Provincial Milk Bank.

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Community Service Awards recognize mental health champions

VICTORIA – For the fourth year, Island Health’s Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU) South Island Advisory Committee has presented two prestigious awards to valued members of our community who have made kindness and compassion an extension of their work life by supporting people with mental health and substance use challenges.

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New measles case on the South Island; risk of transmission extremely low

Island Health has confirmed a new case of measles infection on the South Island.

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Currents Spring 2019

This edition covers new environmental practices, the Waymakers Network, organ donations and more!

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New Wi-Fi connects TGH patients and visitors

TOFINO – Patients and visitors at Tofino General Hospital can stay connected via free Wi-Fi, a new service supported by the Tofino General Hospital Foundation. 

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Tips for a safer grad season

Island-wide - Grad season is a time to celebrate and Island Health wants young people, their families and friends to make sure the experience is one to treasure.

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NRGH Auxiliary Craft Group comes through with a clutch for NRGH patients at Easter

NRGH patients will find a special wee visitor roosting on their breakfast trays on Easter Sunday morning, thanks to the NRGH Auxiliary Craft Group. It’s a little knitted chick stuffed with Easter eggs. 

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