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Cowichan STEPS program winner of prestigious national award

An innovative program that allows Cowichan residents to transition temporarily between hospital and home has received a prestigious national award.

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Community Service Award winners highlight homelessness, mental health

A teen who started a foundation to raise awareness about homelessness and a college student whose journey with mental illness and recovery is revealed in a local documentary are the winners of Island Health’s 2022 MHSU Community Service Awards. 

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X-ray services temporarily unavailable at Port Alice Health Centre

Due to a technical issue with the X-ray machine, X-ray services are temporarily unavailable at Port Alice Health Centre (PAHC).

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Lady Minto emergency department expansion underway

A $12.8 million emergency department expansion project at Lady Minto Hospital has been launched with an official ground breaking ceremony.

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Island Health Post COVID-19 Recovery Clinic offers hope for patients with long COVID

A healthy, active 28 year old with no pre-existing conditions, Sarah Mitchell tested positive for COVID-19 only weeks before she was eligible for her first vaccination.

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An anniversary without celebration

Sadly, the drug poisoning crisis continues. Innovative actions are underway to address this complex issue.

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Liver Care Clinic at Royal Jubilee Hospital first of its kind in B.C.

Early in 2021, Dr. Mc Ardle, Dr. Murray–Guenther, and Dr. Rohit Pai initiated a pilot project that eventually transitioned into a formal liver care clinic staffed by two internal medicine physicians, a nurse, social worker and dietician.

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Currents Spring 2022

This issue features photos and stories about Celebration of Excellence awards, health-care heroes that are helping Ukraine, IHealth’s steady progress and how a whole community team brought vaccines to rural and remote communities.

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Nanaimo Hospital Auxiliary presents generous donation

Patients and their families at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital will once again benefit from the incredible generosity and commitment of the Nanaimo Hospital Auxiliary.

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Island Health launches campaign to support men who use substances

Island Health has launched a campaign targeting men to raise awareness of the range of services available to help people stay safer when using drugs and prevent overdoses caused by the toxic illicit drug supply. 

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