News Releases

Comox Valley Nursing Centre marks 25th year of service

Current and former staff and volunteers are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Comox Valley Nursing Centre, which has supported patients and clients with chronic disease, pain management and much more since 1994.

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New All Nations Room at West Coast General Hospital provides a culturally safe space for all families, patients

Members of the Nuu-chah-nulth communities gathered today to celebrate the grand opening of a culturally-safe space inside West Coast General Hospital that is welcoming to Indigenous patients and families.

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Island Health takes steps to support residents at two long-term care facilities

NANAIMO/VICTORIA — Island Health is taking action to support the residents of Nanaimo Seniors Village and Selkirk Place in Victoria.

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Island Health project targets hepatitis C in northern Vancouver Island

An Island Health pilot project beginning in October will take the first steps to eliminate hepatitis C for people living in northern Vancouver Island.

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Elders support patients, families and care teams at North Island Hospital campuses in Comox and Campbell River

Two Kwakwaka’wakw Elders have joined a new Elder-in-Residence program at the North Island Hospital campuses in Campbell River and Comox to support patients, families and staff by promoting understanding and respect for Indigenous knowledge, culture and values.

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Helipad opens at Tofino General Hospital

Helicopters are once again able to airlift patients who are in need of a higher level of care from Tofino General Hospital, now that a new helipad is in place next to the hospital.

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Island Health administrator appointed at Comox Valley Seniors Village

An administrator has been temporarily appointed by the Island Health Board of Directors to manage and oversee the day-to-day operations of Comox Valley Seniors Village.

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Island Health seeks site for Overdose Prevention Services

Island Health has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a new location for the Overdose Prevention Services site in the Cowichan Valley.

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Public Service Announcement for those receiving Needle-Free Filler Treatments

BC Health Authorities and the BC Ministry of Health are issuing a public service announcement for persons considering undergoing needle-free filler treatments.

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Back to school A-B-Cs

School starts soon and that means it’s time to make sure you brush up on your A-B-Cs!  Island Health is encouraging parents and guardians to take some simple steps to ensure a healthy start to the school year.  Avoid spreading and catching germs 

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