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.
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).
Two new primary care memory clinics, located in Victoria and Nanaimo, will provide support to adults concerned about cognitive changes, such as memory loss. These clinics feature an interdisciplinary team of family physicians, nurses, social workers, and occupational therapists, with back up support from specialists if necessary.
Imagine asking for something of great importance, hoping for the best, and then discovering that you will receive nearly 115 times more than you originally requested. That is exactly what happened to Island Health employee Brianna Swan when she submitted a grant proposal for a clean water project in southern Africa.
September is awareness month for blood cancer, childhood cancer, ovarian cancer and prostate cancer. With one in two Canadians expected to battle some form of cancer in their lifetime, the need for cancer research continues to this day.
You are not alone and what has happened to you is not your fault. This is just one of many important messages that Island Health’s newly launched four-part Forensic Nurse Examiner video series aims to impart.
Island Health provides community health services to over 20,000 clients annually to help people across the region live safely and independently in their own homes for as long as possible. Each day 8,000 clients living in communities across Island Health receive home care visits.