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Statement regarding incident at Victoria General Hospital

Island Health confirms there was a mechanical emergency at Victoria General Hospital this morning.

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Temporary changes to urgent care hours at Chemainus Health Care Centre in January

Due to limited physician availability, Island Health is advising community residents and visitors about changes to the operating hours for urgent care services at the Chemainus Health Care Centre during the month of January.

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Looking at what is ahead for Island Health

In order to care for our communities, we must support care providers. We are investing in our care teams, recruiting the next generation of care providers, and partnering on training opportunities.

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Christmas Hours in effect among Capital Region UPCCs

Island Health is consolidating urgent and primary care services to two sites on Christmas Day to reduce the risk of last-minute closures due to weather-related challenges or limited staffing.

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Temporary service interruption at Port Hardy Hospital emergency department

Port Hardy Hospital emergency department will be closed overnights from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. beginning the evening of December 22 through to the morning of January 9, 2023. Port Hardy Hospital emergency department will remain open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day during the overnight closure.

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Island Health introduces regional trauma services for severely injured patients

Now, instead of having their injuries assessed in the emergency department, injured patients are received by an experienced trauma team of physicians and nurses available around the clock, 365 days per year, who have been alerted in advance by BC Emergency Health Services personnel. 

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Stay informed, stay safer: Island Health launches text alert system for drug-poisoning advisories

People can now be alerted via text message about drug-poisoning advisories in the Island Health region thanks to an innovative partnership. 

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Temporary service interruptions at Port Hardy Hospital and Cormorant Island Community Health Centre Emergency Departments

Due to limited staff availability, Port Hardy Hospital emergency department and Cormorant Island Community Health Centre emergency department will experience temporary closures.

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Additional temporary service interruption at Cormorant Island Community Health Centre Emergency Department

Due to limited staff availability Island Health is advising community residents and visitors to the area that the Cormorant Island Community Health Centre emergency department will be closed from 7 p.m. Tuesday, December 13 to 8 a.m. Thursday, December 15.

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Island Health announces 2022/2023 Community Wellness Grant Recipients

Community resilience will be supported by 52 new projects across Island Health, thanks to Island Health’s Community Wellness Grant Program.

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