An interim, publicly accessible inhalation-focused overdose prevention service will soon open in downtown Victoria, as part of ongoing efforts to respond to the drug poisoning public health emergency and save lives of people who use illicit substances.
Allied Health Professions Day is celebrated annually on October 14th. It is an international event that originated in England three years ago to celebrate, appreciate and recognize the extraordinary work of the allied health workforce and showcase the impact they make to the delivery of high quality care.
The laboratory area located within the Child and Family Ambulatory Unit at Victoria General Hospital (VGH) has been transformed into a more inviting area for the children and babies who visit it, thanks to $150,000 in funding from the Victoria General Hospital Auxiliary.
Island Health has opened a new COVID-19 testing and collection site at the Victoria Conference Centre. People with cold, flu or COVID-19-like symptoms can now book an appointment to get a test at the Victoria Conference Centre (720 Douglas Street).
Two new primary care memory clinics, located in Victoria and Nanaimo, will provide support to adults concerned about cognitive changes, such as memory loss. These clinics feature an interdisciplinary team of family physicians, nurses, social workers, and occupational therapists, with back up support from specialists if necessary.
You are not alone and what has happened to you is not your fault. This is just one of many important messages that Island Health’s newly launched four-part Forensic Nurse Examiner video series aims to impart.
The addition of a second Vax Van and temporary on-campus immunization clinics are another example of Island Health’s efforts to make getting the COVID-19 vaccine as easy and convenient as possible for people in our region.