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Our Nurses. Our Future: Celebrating all Island Health nurses during National Nursing Week

This year’s nursing week theme, May 8-14, is Our Nurses. Our Future. This is an opportunity to reflect on and recognize how nurses have been critical in shaping and transforming care to better meet the changing needs of the population they serve.

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VGH Auxiliary volunteers commemorate 40 years of service

Four volunteers are celebrating 40 years at Victoria General Hospital Auxiliary.

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Initiatives helping people experiencing homelessness, mental health challenges earn Island Health awards

In conjunction with Mental Health Week, Island Health is recognizing two individuals for their efforts to create meaningful change for people struggling with mental health and substance use challenges.

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After Hours Urgent Care Clinic moving from Washington Park Medical Clinic to Comox Valley Nursing Centre May 1

The Comox Valley Division of Family Practice and Island Health are pleased to announce that the Comox Valley After Hours Urgent Care Clinic, currently housed at the Washington Park Medical Clinic, will re-locate to the Comox Valley Nursing Centre.

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Temporary service interruption at Port Hardy Hospital emergency department

Due to limited care provider availability, the Port Hardy Hospital emergency department will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 22.

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Temporary service interruption at Cormorant Island Community Health Centre Emergency Department

Due to limited care provider availability, the Cormorant Island Community Health Centre emergency department will be closed from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. from April 15 to April 17, inclusive.

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Celebrating Island Health’s Indigenous Nurses

On April 10, Island Health is delighted to be celebrating BC Indigenous Nurses Day, in honour of Charlotte Edith Anderson Monture, the first Indigenous person in Canada to become a registered nurse.

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Temporary service interruption at Cormorant Island Community Health Centre Emergency Department

Due to limited care provider availability, the Cormorant Island Community Health Centre (CICHC) emergency department (ED) will be closed from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. from April 7 to April 10, inclusive. The CICHC ED will re-open as normally scheduled at 8 a.m. on April 11.

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Resilience and safety grant recipients

People and organizations in communities across the Island Health region will benefit from almost $1.2 million awarded through 29 resilience and safety grants.  

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Island Health Magazine Spring 2023

This issue features articles on ways we are improving care in north Vancouver Island, the integration of Brave sensors that prevent toxic drug deaths in high-risk bathrooms, an update on the Cowichan District Hospital Replacement project, a summary of our Code Hack 2023 event and more.

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