News Releases

Update to COVID-19 outbreak at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital

Island Health’s outbreak response has identified one additional case related to the outbreak declared on April 14 in the High Intensity Rehab Unit at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH).

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With COVID-19 surging, now is not the time to travel or gather indoors

Island Health is urging people to avoid the high-risk activities that have pushed COVID-19 cases to an all-time high throughout our region.

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Next steps taken for new Cowichan District Hospital

People in the Cowichan Valley are closer to a modern hospital as significant milestones have been reached, including the land transfer and the issuing of a request for proposals (RFP).

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More than 100,000 first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered within Island Health

More than 100,000 residents in our region have now received a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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MyHealth enrollment tops 100,000

More than 100,000 Vancouver Island residents are now signed up for MyHealth, a secure online website where patients and families can conveniently access personal health information for care and services provided by Island Health. 

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Volunteers step up during the pandemic to keep the P.A.R.T.Y. going

During the regular Grade 10 school year, students attend a P.A.R.T.Y. like no other, but due to COVID-19, this year’s P.A.R.T.Y. is a bit different. 

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Community clinics throughout Island Health support largest immunization rollout in B.C.’s history

Island Health is excited to share information about the 19 community clinics where more than 40,000 eligible residents will receive their first COVID-19 immunization over the next month.

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Island Health seeks service provider, location for new overdose prevention services

Victoria – Island Health has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for an Overdose Prevention Services (OPS) provider and location, which will complement existing services in the downtown Victoria core. 

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Nurse Practitioner Integration into Primary Care: Exploring the Enablers, Challenges and Unintended Outcomes with MSFHR Award

Dr. Diane Sawchuck, research lead and Darcy Ross, co-lead received a $15,000 award from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) Convening & Collaborating (C2 ) Program to investigate the integration of nurse practitioners (NPs) into primary care at Island Health, in collaboration with FNHA.

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Stay local, stay small this Family Day weekend

Island Health is reminding people to show your family and friends that you care by not giving COVID-19 the opportunity to spread this long weekend.

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