#MyIslandHealth Stories

International Youth Day

Originally from South Korea, Brian Lim moved to Victoria in 2015 and quickly made Victoria his second home. While planning to study at Stanford in the fall of 2022, Brian still reflects on the time that he spent as a student volunteer with Island Health.

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Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation Funds New Mobile Service for Youth Wellness

Thanks to generous financial support from the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation, a mobile service for youth wellness will soon be hitting the road.

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Introducing the Port McNeill Primary Care/A’ekaḵila’as Healthcare Team

When it comes to health and wellness we each have unique medical needs, so it’s important to have a healthcare provider who can take care of you from head to toe, at every stage of your life.

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Life Changing Treatment for Rare Disease – Closer to Home

When six year old Charleigh came to Victoria General Hospital for her 80th enzyme infusion on June 9 – the care team that surrounded her were all wearing teal to show support on Batten Disease Awareness Day.

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Public health teams help families catch up on kids’ routine vaccinations

Island Health’s public health teams are helping families ensure that their children are up-to-date with important childhood immunizations, like measles and tetanus.

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Ladysmith physician cares for patients in war-torn Ukraine

Today, on World Family Doctor Day, we honour family physicians, all of whom play such an important role in our communities and in our health care system.

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Caring conversations on National Child & Youth Mental Health Day

May 7 is National Child & Youth Mental Health Day. On this day, we highlight the fundamental importance of building caring connections and supportive conversations between young people and the adults in their lives.

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Screening success: Island Health’s newborn hearing screening program celebrates a milestone

Two decades ago, Richard Borton was one of the very first Vancouver Island babies to benefit from a new hearing screening program at Island Health – one that ended up setting the standard for a provincial initiative that has since benefited hundreds of thousands of newborns.

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Island Health Post COVID-19 Recovery Clinic offers hope for patients with long COVID

A healthy, active 28 year old with no pre-existing conditions, Sarah Mitchell tested positive for COVID-19 only weeks before she was eligible for her first vaccination.

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Liver Care Clinic at Royal Jubilee Hospital first of its kind in B.C.

Early in 2021, Dr. Mc Ardle, Dr. Murray–Guenther, and Dr. Rohit Pai initiated a pilot project that eventually transitioned into a formal liver care clinic staffed by two internal medicine physicians, a nurse, social worker and dietician.

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