Victoria – Island Health’s tiniest and most fragile patients are getting a generous gift from a family who knows all too well the incredible health and care that’s provided to infants at Victoria General Hospital’s (VGH) Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
Vancouver Island – Island Health is reminding people to get their flu shot and take additional steps to prevent the flu.
Seniors and eligible adults can get the flu shot from their local pharmacist or physician
PORT ALBERNI – Seniors in Port Alberni will soon have access to additional affordable rental housing and long-term care so they can receive the services they need and continue to live in the community as they age.
Island-wide – Island Health is launching a social media campaign to encourage people who have been the victim of a sexual assault to seek medical care from a Forensic Nurse Examiner, at all Emergency Departments or through a primary health care provider.
The fall issue of Island Health magazine features articles on cannabis use; a feature on obesity with information on how to look at this chronic illness including a personal story about bariatric surgery; the benefits of eating breakfast along with articles on long-term care topics.