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Island Health long-term care staff use simulations to protect patients and staff from COVID-19

One of the strategies for helping care providers to anticipate and respond to a COVID-19 scenario is through the use of simulations.

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Island Health, Capital Regional Hospital District welcome seniors to The Summit

Seniors in Victoria will soon be able to access the long-term and dementia care they need as they move in to in a brand new long-term care home with 320 publicly funded beds.

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Island Health Magazine 2020 Special Edition

This issue pays tribute to our communities and health care heroes. Also included are articles and information on COVID-19.

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Dr. Paul Hasselback, Medical Health Officer, reflects on a career in public health

When Dr. Paul Hasselback settled on July 9, 2020, as his retirement date, little did he know that he would be stepping down from his Medical Health Officer (MHO) role during dual public health emergencies: the opioid crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Baby Bed program supports families in central and north Vancouver Island during the pandemic

Island Health encourages new and expecting parents in central and north Vancouver Island to contact public health units in their communities so their families can benefit from the Baby Bed program.

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New rainbow crosswalks celebrate Pride and recognize LGBTQ2S+ community

Island Health is celebrating Pride with rainbow crosswalks to show that love is healthy – whatever a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity and/or gender expression.

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COVID-19 antibody testing underway on Cormorant Island

Island Health and the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) are supporting a community led effort to learn more about the COVID-19 virus and the cluster of cases on Cormorant Island.

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National Indigenous Peoples Day 2020

Today, on National Indigenous Peoples Day, it is a time to highlight the importance of deepening our understanding of systemic racism so we can actively address health inequities.

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Media statement on behalf of all B.C. health authorities: Allegations of systemic racism against Indigenous People in B.C. hospitals

Racism has no place in our hospitals, our workplaces, or our society. We were recently made aware of a report of an unacceptable, racist practice that may be occurring in emergency departments in B.C.  

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Pride 2020: Trans Care

This Pride post is from  A.J. Lowik (they/them/theirs) - PhD Candidate, Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice, UBC.

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