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Province takes action to stabilize northern Vancouver Island health-care services

Significant efforts are underway to stabilize and improve access to reliable health-care services, including emergency care, in Port Hardy and the Mount Waddington region.

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Island Health ultrasound clinic opens at Camosun College

Island Health has partnered with Camosun College to open an outpatient ultrasound clinic embedded within Camosun’s School of Health and Human Services. Campus Ultrasound is the first clinic of its kind in the country to support on-site learning. 

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Island Health memory clinic teams supports those living with memory loss

January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, a time to learn more about dementia and its impact on patients, families and caregivers. Island Health’s primary care memory clinics support patients and families concerned about memory loss. 

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Nanaimo’s Car 54 partnership drives care and connections for people in crisis

Enhanced services are available for people in Nanaimo experiencing mental health and/or substance use crises, thanks to Car 54 – a full-time mental health mobile program that launched in October 2022.

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Extension of temporary overnight service interruption at Port Hardy Hospital emergency department

Port Hardy Hospital emergency department will continue to be closed overnights from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. through to the morning of February 6, 2023. It will remain open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day during the overnight closure.

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Island Health Magazine Winter 2023

This issue features articles on the positive partnerships being formed with foundations, how to get involved with health research, and a focus on the Indigenous Patient Navigator. Also learn about the importance of immunization as it relates to healthy kids.

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Non-urgent X-ray services temporarily unavailable at Tofino General Hospital

Island Health is advising community members and visitors to the area that non-urgent X-ray services will be temporarily unavailable at Tofino General Hospital on January 10 to allow for equipment maintenance.

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Extension of temporary overnight service interruption at Port Hardy Hospital emergency department

Port Hardy Hospital emergency department will continue to be closed overnights from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. through to the morning of January 23, 2023. It will remain open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day during the overnight closure.

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New Resilience and Safety Grants

In order to expand collaborative opportunities, Island Health is allocating up to $1 million for a new grant program aimed at helping improve mental health, mitigate the harms associated with illicit substance use and build youth resilience.

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Statement regarding incident at Victoria General Hospital

Island Health confirms there was a mechanical emergency at Victoria General Hospital this morning.

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