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Update to COVID-19 outbreak at Tofino General Hospital

Island Health’s outbreak response has identified one additional patient case related to the COVID-19 outbreak declared at Tofino General Hospital (TGH) on October 12.

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Celebrating Island Health’s Allied Health Professionals

Allied Health Professions Day is celebrated annually on October 14th. It is an international event that originated in England three years ago to celebrate, appreciate and recognize the extraordinary work of the allied health workforce and showcase the impact they make to the delivery of high quality care.

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Temporary inhalation-focused overdose prevention service to open on Pandora Avenue in Victoria

An interim, publicly accessible inhalation-focused overdose prevention service will soon open in downtown Victoria, as part of ongoing efforts to respond to the drug poisoning public health emergency and save lives of people who use illicit substances. 

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VGH Auxiliary funds reno of children’s lab area at VGH

The laboratory area located within the Child and Family Ambulatory Unit at Victoria General Hospital (VGH) has been transformed into a more inviting area for the children and babies who visit it, thanks to $150,000 in funding from the Victoria General Hospital Auxiliary. 

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COVID-19 outbreak at Tofino General Hospital

Island Health has declared an outbreak of COVID-19 at Tofino General Hospital after evidence of transmission on the inpatient unit.

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Island Health declares COVID-19 outbreak over at Victoria Chinatown Care Centre long-term care home

Island Health has declared the COVID-19 outbreak over at Victoria Chinatown Care Centre long-term care home in Victoria. 

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This Thanksgiving, let’s thank health-care workers

Island Health launches website encouraging people to leave messages of appreciation.

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Island Health Magazine Fall 2021

Read articles on building resilience in children; how loneliness impacts health; tips and recipes for healthy to-go lunches; information about IBD and a feature about patient partners.

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World Rabies Day 2021: Facts, not fear

September 28 marks the 15th World Rabies Day, a global day of action and awareness dedicated to rabies prevention. This year’s theme focuses on facts about rabies – so in that spirit, Island Health offers FAQs below to shed light on some commonly asked questions.  

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New COVID-19 testing & collection site in South Island

Island Health has opened a new COVID-19 testing and collection site at the Victoria Conference Centre. People with cold, flu or COVID-19-like symptoms can now book an appointment to get a test at the Victoria Conference Centre (720 Douglas Street).

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