News Releases

Snow and Ice Safety Tips

Island wide - Island Health advises everyone, particularly seniors, to be extremely cautious when they venture outdoors in snowy and icy conditions, as they are especially at risk of suffering serious injuries from slips and falls.

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Ride sharing coordination for employees available during inclement weather

Are you having trouble getting to work due to the snow? Do you have room in your 4x4 to help a colleague get to work?

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Port Alice Health Centre service changes

Port Alice – Island Health is expanding team-based primary care and enhancing community services in Port Alice to better meet the current and future health-care needs of residents.

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Community Wellness Grant helps SD 62 Elementary Schools learn the ABC’s of Physical Literacy

Physical literacy is the joy of movement. It’s about teaching, promoting and learning the building blocks of movement, all in the context of playful and fun activities.

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New Contract for Overdose Prevention Services in the Alberni Valley

Port Alberni – People living with addiction in the Alberni Valley will be able to continue accessing life-saving services at the existing Overdose Prevention Site.

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Island Health reminds people to safely return needles

Island Health is launching a campaign to encourage people who use needles to return them safely.

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Caregivers share wisdom and advice about dementia in new video series

Dementia disorders slowly erode people’s ability to understand and perform everyday tasks, creating new and unexpected challenges for families.

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Code Hack - Be Part of Health Care Solutions

Island wide – Island Health is looking for 100 people who are willing to come together for an exciting, 24-hour session to generate ideas to improve health and care. The first ever Code Hack is taking place March 8 to 10, 2019.

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Island Health’s Forensic Nurse Examiner Program is now available in Ladysmith

Ladysmith – Survivors of sexual assault or domestic violence in Ladysmith can now access medical care, sexual assault forensic examinations (SAFE), and other supports they may need closer to home.  

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Improving seniors’ care for the Comox Valley

Seniors in the Comox Valley will be able to access the long-term and end-of-life care they need as over 150 permanent beds are added to their communities.

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