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New treatment option available in response to the ongoing overdose crisis

Island Health is introducing a new, injectable opioid treatment option for people living with chronic opioid addiction, increasing both their safety and that of the broader community.

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New MRI coming to Nanaimo

Construction is underway on Nanaimo Regional General Hospital’s (NRGH) second MRI machine.

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Currents Summer 2019

This edition of Currents looks at alleyway art in Port Alberni, the running of the beds, the Vancouver Island Critical Care Conference and lots more. 

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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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Construction starts on new hospice centre in Duncan

People in the Cowichan region in need of end-of-life care will soon have the option to receive community hospice care closer to home.

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Island Health recognized at 2019 BC Health Care Awards

Island Health is proud to announce it has been honoured with two awards at the 2019 BC Health Care Awards: A Health Care Hero award, and a Gold Apple in the Collaborative Solutions category, shared with our partners. 

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Hospital garden reflects traditional medicine knowledge

An outdoor garden at the Campbell River campus of the North Island Hospital has been filled with plants traditionally used for food and medicines by the local Laichwiltach peoples, completing an important milestone for the hospital project.

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