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Community Wellness Granting Program

People on Vancouver Island will benefit from up to $800,000 in community wellness grants that are being provided by Island Health to improve the health and well-being of Island residents.

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Little Warriors Library Opens at Victoria General Hospital

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).

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It’s not too late to prevent the flu

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

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New affordable housing to help Port Alberni seniors

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.

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New ICU to help people in Nanaimo access better health care

A new intensive care unit (ICU) at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH) will help meet the demands of a growing and aging population and offer improved care for critically ill patients.

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Currents Fall 2018

This edition covers the importance of sleep, the Step Up Youth program, Partners in Compassion project and more!

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New urgent primary care centre will deliver better health care to the West Shore

The Government of British Columbia is opening a new urgent primary care centre for West Shore communities to better connect local residents with the primary health care they need.

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Sexual Violence has no boundaries. #TrustYourself

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.

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Oceanside Health Centre celebrates five years of care

OCEANSIDE – Residents are invited to join Oceanside Health Centre Medical Director Dr. Drew Digney for a free community learning event at the Parksville Conference Centre.

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Island Health Magazine Fall 2018

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.

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