News Releases

Hospital staff and community members stock ‘give and take’ cupboard for growing families

Island Health staff and members of the Campbell River community are supporting a program that helps expectant families prepare for the arrival of their babies.

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New Mental Health and Substance Use Clinic Now Available on the Westshore

People in the Westshore who need mental health and substance use services can now get the help they need closer to home at the new Central Access and Rapid Engagement Services (CARES) Clinic.

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​​​​​​​Port Alice Health Centre service model announced

Island Health is pleased to announce a new service delivery model for Port Alice, based on recent conversations with the Village Council, Port Alice Health Forum and community members.

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Breast Milk Depot opens at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital

Nursing mothers in the Nanaimo area have a new resource to help support babies in need, by donating their milk. Nanaimo Regional General Hospital has become an official Donor Milk Collection Depot for BC Women’s Provincial Milk Bank.

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Community Service Awards recognize mental health champions

For the fourth year, Island Health’s Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU) South Island Advisory Committee has presented two prestigious awards to valued members of our community who have made kindness and compassion an extension of their work life by supporting people with mental health and substance use challenges.

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New measles case on the South Island; risk of transmission extremely low

Island Health has confirmed a new case of measles infection on the South Island.

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New Wi-Fi connects TGH patients and visitors

Patients and visitors at Tofino General Hospital can stay connected via free Wi-Fi, a new service supported by the Tofino General Hospital Foundation. 

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Tips for a safer grad season

Grad season is a time to celebrate and Island Health wants young people, their families and friends to make sure the experience is one to treasure.

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UPDATE: Latest suspected measles case negative

Island Health has received lab reports from the latest suspected measles case and those results have come back negative.

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One new South Island measles exposure confirmed, for a total of six cases

Island Health has confirmed one new case of measles infection on the South Island.

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