Hospital at Home, an innovative unit that brings hospital-level acute care to patients in their own homes, was named recipient of the Canadian College of Health Leader’s 2022 Excellence in Patient Experience Award.
Due to limited staff availability in the Mt. Waddington region and in order to maintain safe patient care, Island Health is advising community residents and visitors to the area that the Port McNeill Hospital (PMH) emergency department will be closed from 7 a.m. on May 13 until 7 a.m. on May 16.
When 8 year old Olivia Gooch tested positive for COVID-19 in early January 2022, her parents expected the illness would be mild, as it often is in children. However, after 10 days Olivia’s condition still included a severe dry cough, shortness of breath, fatigue and a low-grade fever.
From gift shops to providing patient comforts, from raising money operating thrift stores to donating towards essential hospital equipment, healthcare auxiliaries are hard at work across Island Health.
May 7 is National Child & Youth Mental Health Day. On this day, we highlight the fundamental importance of building caring connections and supportive conversations between young people and the adults in their lives.