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Victoria trio awarded Youth Harm Reduction Award for life-saving training and education efforts

Three Victoria youth have been recognized by Island Health for their commitment and dedication to harm reduction awareness and training.

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Island Health encourages people to prepare for East Vancouver Island heat warning

Environment and Climate Change Canada has issued a heat warning for East Vancouver Island. 

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International Youth Day

Originally from South Korea, Brian Lim moved to Victoria in 2015 and quickly made Victoria his second home. While planning to study at Stanford in the fall of 2022, Brian still reflects on the time that he spent as a student volunteer with Island Health.

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Extension of temporary service interruption at Cormorant Island Community Health Centre 

Due to limited staffing availability Island Health is advising community residents and visitors to the area that the temporary overnight closure of the Cormorant Island Community Health Centre (CICHC) emergency department (ED) will be extended to August 3

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Temporary service interruption at Ucluelet Medical Lab

In order to ensure reliable, consistent inpatient and outpatient laboratory services at Tofino General Hospital (TGH), Island Health has made the decision to temporarily close the Ucluelet outpatient medical lab located at 1566 Peninsula Road, effective August 9, 2022.

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Temporary service interruption for Port McNeill and Port Hardy Hospital Emergency Departments

Due to limited staffing availability, Island Health is advising community residents and visitors to the area of the following temporary service interruptions for the Port McNeill Hospital (PMH) and Port Hardy Hospital (PHH) emergency departments.

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Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation Funds New Mobile Service for Youth Wellness

Thanks to generous financial support from the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation, a mobile service for youth wellness will soon be hitting the road.

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Temporary service reduction at Port McNeill Hospital Emergency Department

Due to limited staffing availability, Island Health is advising community residents and visitors to the area that the Port McNeill Hospital (PMH) emergency department will be temporarily closed from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on July 31, 2022.

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Temporary service interruption at Cormorant Island Community Health Centre 

Due to limited staffing availability Island Health is advising community residents and visitors to the area that the Cormorant Island Community Health Centre (CICHC) emergency department (ED) will be temporarily closed from 7 p.m. to 8 a.m. between August 2 and August 16.

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Temporary changes to urgent care hours at Chemainus Health Care Centre in August

Due to limited physician availability, Island Health is advising community residents and visitors to the area of changes to the operating hours for urgent care services at the Chemainus Health Care Centre (CHCC) during the month of August.

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