News Releases

Island Health signs project agreement for first publicly funded dementia village on Vancouver Island

Island Health is thrilled to have signed a project development agreement with Providence Living to build and operate a 156-bed dementia village in the Comox Valley.

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Island Health extends appointment of administrator at Nanaimo Seniors Village

Island Health is extending the temporary appointment of an administrator to oversee the day-to-day operations of Nanaimo Seniors Village. 

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MyHealth provides virtual access to health records, including COVID-19 test results

Enrollment in Island Health’s Patient Portal — MyHealth — has gone virtual, giving patients across Island Health easier access to their own digital health records, including COVID-19 screening results.

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New Lifeguard app launched to help prevent overdoses

To help save more lives and ensure people who use drugs alone have access to the supports they need, the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), in partnership with regional health authorities and Lifeguard Digital Health, is launching a new made-in-B.C. resource called the Lifeguard App.

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Island Health to lift gym closure order

Island Health’s Medical Health Officer will lift an order closing all gyms, fitness centres, yoga studios or similar personal training facilities, effective May 19, 2020. 

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Island Health hiring more nurses than ever

As we celebrate National Nursing Week and the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, Island Health is experiencing its most successful spring recruitment program ever.

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New provider, enhanced access for overdose prevention services in Campbell River

CAMPBELL RIVER – A new provider with strong community connections will soon deliver overdose prevention services (OPS) in Campbell River that include extended hours and an ability to reach more people who use substances.

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New long-term care beds coming to the Comox Valley

Increased access to long-term care is coming to the Comox Valley, thanks to Island Health funding for 20 new beds.

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Island Health begins implementing surgical renewal plan

Island Health is resuming elective surgeries with new measures in place to keep patients, staff and medical staff safe. 

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Overdose prevention during the dual public health emergency

Island Health is urging people who use drugs to be safe when they use, and to use their local overdose prevention and supervised consumption services. In this dual public health emergency, the overdose crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic, the risk of overdose (drug poisoning) has increased.

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