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New All Nations Room at West Coast General Hospital provides a culturally safe space for all families, patients

Members of the Nuu-chah-nulth communities gathered today to celebrate the grand opening of a culturally-safe space inside West Coast General Hospital that is welcoming to Indigenous patients and families.

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Island Health takes steps to support residents at two long-term care facilities

NANAIMO/VICTORIA — Island Health is taking action to support the residents of Nanaimo Seniors Village and Selkirk Place in Victoria.

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Island Health project targets hepatitis C in northern Vancouver Island

An Island Health pilot project beginning in October will take the first steps to eliminate hepatitis C for people living in northern Vancouver Island.

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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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Island Health Magazine Fall 2019

The fall issue of Island Health magazine includes articles on Active Transportation, Recovery Success Stories and Handling Bats. This issue also features articles on Handling the Holidays including the Importance of Self-Care and Lightening up your Holiday Dinner.

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Elders support patients, families and care teams at North Island Hospital campuses in Comox and Campbell River

Two Kwakwaka’wakw Elders have joined a new Elder-in-Residence program at the North Island Hospital campuses in Campbell River and Comox to support patients, families and staff by promoting understanding and respect for Indigenous knowledge, culture and values.

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Helipad opens at Tofino General Hospital

Helicopters are once again able to airlift patients who are in need of a higher level of care from Tofino General Hospital, now that a new helipad is in place next to the hospital.

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Island Health administrator appointed at Comox Valley Seniors Village

An administrator has been temporarily appointed by the Island Health Board of Directors to manage and oversee the day-to-day operations of Comox Valley Seniors Village.

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Island Health seeks site for Overdose Prevention Services

Island Health has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a new location for the Overdose Prevention Services site in the Cowichan Valley.

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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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