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Expanding palliative, end-of-life care

People in Greater Victoria will benefit from improved palliative and end-of-life care with more community hospice beds and acute palliative care beds at the Royal Jubilee Hospital.

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Baby Bed program expands in central and north Vancouver Island 

Island Health is expanding its Baby Bed program to all new families in central and north Vancouver Island.

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Video series about dementia caregivers receives international recognition

An Island Health video series created for family caregivers of people with dementia disorders has received awards from two different organizations.

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Holiday wellness: Tips to stay safe this season 

Make the most of the festive season while taking care of your mental and physical health.

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Island Health’s flu season mask-up policy for visitors comes into effect December 2, 2019

To help protect patients, staff and the public from the flu, Island Health’s mask-up visitor policy starts December 2.

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Island Health administrator appointed at Nanaimo 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 Nanaimo Seniors Village.

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Currents Fall/Winter 2019

This issue of Currents features Cowichan Lodge's car display, Aboriginal Care Pharmacists, Men's Heart Support Group and much more.

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Urgent, primary care centre planned for Victoria

People living in Victoria will soon have better access to team-based everyday health care with the opening of the city's first urgent and primary care centre (UPCC).

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Community Wellness Granting Program call for applications

People on Vancouver Island will benefit from up to $800,000 in community wellness grants that are once again being provided by Island Health to improve the health and well-being of Island residents.

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Film documents palliative care conversations between W̱SÁNEĆ First Nations and partners

Ensuring that Indigenous community members receive culturally safe care is the crux of the Journey Home project.

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