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Aboriginal Care Pharmacist helps community members achieve greater control over their own health

Jesse Inkster is passionate about helping people to understand their medications – what they are and why they were prescribed. As Island Health’s new Aboriginal Care Pharmacist, Jesse is particularly enthusiastic about the relationships he is building with people in several First Nations communities, including residents of Penelakut Island near Chemainus.

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Island Health nurse honoured with Good Samaritan Award

Brandi Harper is not a trauma nurse, but that didn’t stop her from leading trauma care for a critically injured man who fell from a cliff alongside the Cowichan River in June.

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Public Service Announcement for those receiving Needle-Free Filler Treatments

BC Health Authorities and the BC Ministry of Health are issuing a public service announcement for persons considering undergoing needle-free filler treatments.

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South Island and Gulf Islands Home Support Transition

Beacon Community Services and Island Health have partnered for many years to provide home support services to thousands of Greater Victoria and Gulf Islands residents.

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Back to school A-B-Cs

School starts soon and that means it’s time to make sure you brush up on your A-B-Cs!  Island Health is encouraging parents and guardians to take some simple steps to ensure a healthy start to the school year.  Avoid spreading and catching germs 

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One day at a time: Island Health's mental wellness day program

Read Lisa's story about her time attending the Mental Wellness Day program at Royal Jubilee Hospital.

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New supports help seniors stay connected to their communities

The Ministry of Health is supporting improved transportation for seniors to help them maintain meaningful social connections and independence in their local communities.

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New treatment option available in response to the ongoing overdose crisis

Island Health is introducing a new, injectable opioid treatment option for people living with chronic opioid addiction, increasing both their safety and that of the broader community.

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New MRI coming to Nanaimo

Construction is underway on Nanaimo Regional General Hospital’s (NRGH) second MRI machine.

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Currents Summer 2019

This edition of Currents looks at alleyway art in Port Alberni, the running of the beds, the Vancouver Island Critical Care Conference and lots more. 

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