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.
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.
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.
“He’s a big ball of positivity so when I called to tell him he’d been nominated for a Heart Award, he was very excited,” says Katrina Witschel, a mental health worker with Island Health’s Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU) Lasting Homes residential program.