#MyIslandHealth Stories

Let's get personal: Island Health’s Community Wellness Grants support projects focused on sexual health and gender

You’re never too old to learn something new about sex—just ask Penny Pitcher.

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Urgent care units at Cowichan-based health centres offer care close to home

Cowichan Valley residents who need same day medical treatment for urgent and chronic medical conditions are benefitting from urgent care units located at the Chemainus Health Care Centre and the Ladysmith Community Health Centre.

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A doctor without borders: Dr. Wood shares his experience in South Sudan

Anesthesiologist Dr. Gordon Wood shares his experience working with Medecins Sans Frontieres as an anaesthesiologist in South Sudan last fall.

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Island Health Community Wellness Grant helps Cowichan parents learn valuable cooking skills

Nourish Cowichan cooking classes were made possible by a $12,000 Island Health Community Wellness Grant.

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Film documents palliative care conversations between W̱SÁNEĆ First Nations and partners

Ensuring that Indigenous community members receive culturally safe care is the crux of the Journey Home project.

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New Ladysmith Medical Daycare offers multitude of benefits

In addition to building capacity in the Ladysmith urgent care department, the dedicated medical daycare room is ensuring that Ladysmith patients can receive the care they need, close to home.

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‘In the moment’ survey helps Island Health gather real time feedback from Ladysmith patients

A silver kiosk containing an iPad pre-loaded with a series of survey questions stands near the entrance to the Ladysmith Community Health Centre (LCHC). The kiosk has been placed there to allow patients to provide valuable and immediate input about their experiences at the facility. 

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Aboriginal Care Pharmacist helps community members achieve greater control over their own health

Jesse Inkster is passionate about helping people to understand their medications – what they are and why they were prescribed. As Island Health’s new Aboriginal Care Pharmacist, Jesse is particularly enthusiastic about the relationships he is building with people in several First Nations communities, including residents of Penelakut Island near Chemainus.

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Island Health nurse honoured with Good Samaritan Award

Brandi Harper is not a trauma nurse, but that didn’t stop her from leading trauma care for a critically injured man who fell from a cliff alongside the Cowichan River in June.

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One day at a time: Island Health's mental wellness day program

Read Lisa's story about her time attending the Mental Wellness Day program at Royal Jubilee Hospital.

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