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MyHealth enrolment surpasses 200,000

More than 200,000 people in the Island Health region are experiencing the benefits of having quick, easy access to their personal health records and information through the MyHealth patient portal. 

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Applications now open for 2023 Youth Harm Reduction Award

Are you, or someone you know, a young person with a passion for harm reduction? Have you, or someone you know, worked on a project in the past year that focused on reducing harms related to the toxic drug crisis?

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Code Hack is back

Are you ready for an exciting challenge that could help shape the future of health care? Island Health is looking for 100 people to participate in a 24-hour design sprint that aims to generate fresh ideas to improve health care. The Code Hack 2023 hackathon takes place March 10 -12, 2023. 

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Province takes action to stabilize northern Vancouver Island health-care services

Significant efforts are underway to stabilize and improve access to reliable health-care services, including emergency care, in Port Hardy and the Mount Waddington region.

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Island Health ultrasound clinic opens at Camosun College

Island Health has partnered with Camosun College to open an outpatient ultrasound clinic embedded within Camosun’s School of Health and Human Services. Campus Ultrasound is the first clinic of its kind in the country to support on-site learning. 

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Island Health memory clinic teams supports those living with memory loss

January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, a time to learn more about dementia and its impact on patients, families and caregivers. Island Health’s primary care memory clinics support patients and families concerned about memory loss. 

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Nanaimo’s Car 54 partnership drives care and connections for people in crisis

Enhanced services are available for people in Nanaimo experiencing mental health and/or substance use crises, thanks to Car 54 – a full-time mental health mobile program that launched in October 2022.

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Extension of temporary overnight service interruption at Port Hardy Hospital emergency department

Port Hardy Hospital emergency department will continue to be closed overnights from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. through to the morning of February 6, 2023. It will remain open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day during the overnight closure.

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Island Health Magazine Winter 2023

This issue features articles on the positive partnerships being formed with foundations, how to get involved with health research, and a focus on the Indigenous Patient Navigator. Also learn about the importance of immunization as it relates to healthy kids.

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Non-urgent X-ray services temporarily unavailable at Tofino General Hospital

Island Health is advising community members and visitors to the area that non-urgent X-ray services will be temporarily unavailable at Tofino General Hospital on January 10 to allow for equipment maintenance.

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