Whether you’re a patient, family caregiver, or a member of the staff, the new Cowichan District Hospital (CDH) aims to be the most welcoming place of healing and hope, where people can feel safe to receive and provide top quality health care.
As part of our commitment to providing safe, culturally appropriate care that is free of racism and discrimination for all patients, Island Health is implementing a voluntary Indigenous-self identification program (ISI) at all care facilities where patients are registered to receive services.
More people will get the surgical procedures they need, as the focused efforts and enhanced recruitment initiatives Island Health committed to in the summer will enable operating rooms to reopen at Victoria General Hospital and Royal Jubilee Hospital in November.
This feature of Currents includes stories about Island Health staff making a difference in Ghana, efforts to support cancer patients impacted by the highway 4 road closure, information about Victoria’s early psychosis intervention program, Halloween celebrations and more.
Island Health patients and staff now have access to 240 languages in a matter of seconds with a new on-demand audio and video remote interpreting service. Patients and providers can connect to a live, medically trained interpreter around the clock, ensuring no health information is lost in translation.