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Possible COVID-19 exposures at the University of Victoria, Saanich Commonwealth Place

VICTORIA - Island Health is notifying people who attended three classes at the University of Victoria on March 12, those who attended the swimming pool at Saanich Commonwealth Place on March 12, and those who attended a kickboxing class as Saanich Commonwealth Place on March 15 about possible exp

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Visitor restrictions in place at Island Health facilities/outpatient clinics

To keep our patients, families and staff safe and in keeping with the provincial health officer’s recommendations for social distancing, Island Health is limiting the number of visitors entering our buildings, effective immediately. 

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Island Health COVID-19 referral-only screening clinic in Victoria

Island Health is working in partnership with the Ministry of Health and the BC Centre for Disease Control to respond to COVID-19. While there are confirmed cases in the province, the risk to British Columbians and Vancouver Islanders remains low.

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Let's get personal: Island Health’s Community Wellness Grants support projects focused on sexual health and gender

You’re never too old to learn something new about sex—just ask Penny Pitcher.

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Urgent care units at Cowichan-based health centres offer care close to home

Cowichan Valley residents who need same day medical treatment for urgent and chronic medical conditions are benefitting from urgent care units located at the Chemainus Health Care Centre and the Ladysmith Community Health Centre.

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Expansion of Duncan wound care clinic benefits community and nursing staff

Marlene Rice, a wound care clinic client at Duncan Community Health Services on Ingram Street, says the recent addition of a third treatment room for wound care is a big benefit for clients and for nursing staff alike.

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NRGH Emergency Department parking to be temporarily reduced

Parking in the lots near the Emergency Department and Renal Services at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital will be temporarily reduced on Monday, January 20 and Tuesday, January 21.

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A doctor without borders: Dr. Wood shares his experience in South Sudan

Anesthesiologist Dr. Gordon Wood shares his experience working with Medecins Sans Frontieres as an anaesthesiologist in South Sudan last fall.

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Code Hack is back!

Are you ready for an exciting challenge that could help shape the future of health care? Island Health is looking for 100 people to participate in a 24-hour design sprint that aims to generate fresh ideas to improve health care.

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Island Health Magazine Winter 2020

The Winter 2020 issue of Island Health magazine encourages readers to live their healthiest life. Read features on how to keep your resolutions; re-thinking “diets” and some delicious soup recipes. Also included in this issue are articles about the stigma of mental illness and an Island Health Research project on dementia.

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