#MyIslandHealth Stories

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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Island Health Community Wellness Grant planted seeds of growth for Songhees rooftop gardens

"It was important to start growing our own produce at the wellness centre to help create a more sustainable food system"

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Welcoming The Blessing Tree – Xpey’ (Cedar Tree) to Cowichan District Hospital

A special event was held at Cowichan District Hospital (CDH) to welcome The Blessing Tree – Xpey’ (Cedar Tree), a beautiful carving by Coast Salish artist Stuart Pagaduan. This important piece of art is now displayed in the main hallway of CDH. 

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Duncan Dialysis Patients Pedal Toward Wellness

Renal dialysis can be draining, both physically and emotionally, but Duncan dialysis patient Lois Cossar refuses to let the 4 hour per day, 3 day per week treatments dampen her zest for life.

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Is there healing power in music? Luc thinks so.

Meet Luc. Whilst undergoing radiation therapy  and chemotherapy for cancer, Luc would play his guitar on every visit to the BC Cancer -Victoria. 

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