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Ladysmith physician cares for patients in war-torn Ukraine

Today, on World Family Doctor Day, we honour family physicians, all of whom play such an important role in our communities and in our health care system.

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Hospital at Home receives National Excellence in Patient Experience Award 

Hospital at Home, an innovative unit that brings hospital-level acute care to patients in their own homes, was named recipient of the Canadian College of Health Leader’s 2022 Excellence in Patient Experience Award.

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X-ray services resume at Port Alice Health Centre

X-ray services are once again available at the Port Alice Health Centre (PAHC).

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Vancouver Island Partnership Accord Renews Commitment for First Nation’s Health Outcomes

A renewed commitment to improve the health and wellness outcomes of all First Nations people living in the Island Health region has been made.

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Temporary service reduction at Port McNeill Hospital

Due to limited staff availability in the Mt. Waddington region and in order to maintain safe patient care, Island Health is advising community residents and visitors to the area that the Port McNeill Hospital (PMH) emergency department will be closed from 7 a.m. on May 13 until 7 a.m. on May 16.

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Preventing long COVID in children a cause for vaccination

When 8 year old Olivia Gooch tested positive for COVID-19 in early January 2022, her parents expected the illness would be mild, as it often is in children. However, after 10 days Olivia’s condition still included a severe dry cough, shortness of breath, fatigue and a low-grade fever. 

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A Family Tradition: Three Generations of Nursing Care

Donna McLeod, Shelley McLeod-Garner and Michelle King share something beyond genes.

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Caring conversations on National Child & Youth Mental Health Day

May 7 is National Child & Youth Mental Health Day. On this day, we highlight the fundamental importance of building caring connections and supportive conversations between young people and the adults in their lives.

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Temporary change to emergency department entrance at West Coast General Hospital

Port Alberni — People attending West Coast General Hospital (WCGH) should be aware of upcoming temporary changes to the entrance to the emergency department.

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Celebrating Healthcare Auxiliaries Day on May 7th

From gift shops to providing patient comforts, from raising money operating thrift stores to donating towards essential hospital equipment, healthcare auxiliaries are hard at work across Island Health.

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