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Urgent care units at Cowichan-based health centres offer care close to home

Cowichan Valley residents who need same day medical treatment for urgent and chronic medical conditions are benefitting from urgent care units located at the Chemainus Health Care Centre and the Ladysmith Community Health Centre.

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Let's get personal: Island Health’s Community Wellness Grants support projects focused on sexual health and gender

You’re never too old to learn something new about sex—just ask Penny Pitcher.

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Expansion of Duncan wound care clinic benefits community and nursing staff

Marlene Rice, a wound care clinic client at Duncan Community Health Services on Ingram Street, says the recent addition of a third treatment room for wound care is a big benefit for clients and for nursing staff alike.

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NRGH Emergency Department parking to be temporarily reduced

Parking in the lots near the Emergency Department and Renal Services at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital will be temporarily reduced on Monday, January 20 and Tuesday, January 21.

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A doctor without borders: Dr. Wood shares his experience in South Sudan

Anesthesiologist Dr. Gordon Wood shares his experience working with Medecins Sans Frontieres as an anaesthesiologist in South Sudan last fall.

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Code Hack is back!

Are you ready for an exciting challenge that could help shape the future of health care? Island Health is looking for 100 people to participate in a 24-hour design sprint that aims to generate fresh ideas to improve health care.

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Island Health Magazine Winter 2020

The Winter 2020 issue of Island Health magazine encourages readers to live their healthiest life. Read features on how to keep your resolutions; re-thinking “diets” and some delicious soup recipes. Also included in this issue are articles about the stigma of mental illness and an Island Health Research project on dementia.

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Temporary service reduction at Port Alice Health Centre

Island Health is advising that, despite significant effort to fill shifts, there is a temporary shortage of registered nurses and physicians over the holiday season resulting in a temporary service reduction at the Port Alice Health Centre.

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Island Health Community Wellness Grant helps Cowichan parents learn valuable cooking skills

Nourish Cowichan cooking classes were made possible by a $12,000 Island Health Community Wellness Grant.

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Cowichan Valley Overdose Prevention Service included in enhanced security approach

Cowichan Valley Overdose Prevention Service included in enhanced security approach in Cowichan Valley.

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