News Releases

Island Health staff work hard to safely reunite long-term care residents with loved ones

Recently, visitor restrictions for Long Term Care facilities were eased to encourage reunions between a single designated visitor and residents of long-term care.

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Urgent and primary care centre coming to Esquimalt

People living in Esquimalt and neighbouring communities will soon have better access to team-based everyday health care with planning for an urgent and primary care centre.

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Appointment of administrator ends, oversight strengthened at long-term care homes in Nanaimo and Comox Valley

Island Health is ending the temporary appointment of an administrator to oversee the day-to-day operations of Nanaimo Seniors Village and Comox Valley Seniors Village, while adding new accountabilities and oversight to ensure quality care continues. 

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British Columbians warned of Salmonella infections

British Columbia (B.C.) is one of five provinces experiencing an ongoing Salmonella outbreak.

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Island Health seeks expanded space to deliver services in the Cowichan Valley

Island Health has issued a Request for Proposals seeking clinic and office space in the Cowichan Valley to support future growth and improve access to community health services. 

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Island Health, Capital Regional Hospital District welcome seniors to The Summit

Seniors in Victoria will soon be able to access the long-term and dementia care they need as they move in to in a brand new long-term care home with 320 publicly funded beds.

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Baby Bed program supports families in central and north Vancouver Island during the pandemic

Island Health encourages new and expecting parents in central and north Vancouver Island to contact public health units in their communities so their families can benefit from the Baby Bed program.

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New rainbow crosswalks celebrate Pride and recognize LGBTQ2S+ community

Island Health is celebrating Pride with rainbow crosswalks to show that love is healthy – whatever a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity and/or gender expression.

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COVID-19 antibody testing underway on Cormorant Island

Island Health and the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) are supporting a community led effort to learn more about the COVID-19 virus and the cluster of cases on Cormorant Island.

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Media statement on behalf of all B.C. health authorities: Allegations of systemic racism against Indigenous People in B.C. hospitals

Racism has no place in our hospitals, our workplaces, or our society. We were recently made aware of a report of an unacceptable, racist practice that may be occurring in emergency departments in B.C.  

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