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Island Health Pride message 2020

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

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Island Health simulation team supports healthcare providers around the world during COVID crisis

Simulation is a technique used frequently in healthcare training, particularly during high risk situations like COVID-19 that clinicians don’t encounter often. It allows healthcare teams to practice how they can respond to a patient in different situations.

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Island Health signs project agreement for first publicly funded dementia village on Vancouver Island

Island Health is thrilled to have signed a project development agreement with Providence Living to build and operate a 156-bed dementia village in the Comox Valley.

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Island Health extends appointment of administrator at Nanaimo Seniors Village

Island Health is extending the temporary appointment of an administrator to oversee the day-to-day operations of Nanaimo Seniors Village. 

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Island Health ambassadors protect patients, staff and physicians from COVID-19

Bev Groenewold is by nature a friendly person, but the pediatric nurse at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital typically doesn’t greet people at the front doors of the facility.

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MyHealth provides virtual access to health records, including COVID-19 test results

Enrollment in Island Health’s Patient Portal — MyHealth — has gone virtual, giving patients across Island Health easier access to their own digital health records, including COVID-19 screening results.

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New Lifeguard app launched to help prevent overdoses

To help save more lives and ensure people who use drugs alone have access to the supports they need, the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), in partnership with regional health authorities and Lifeguard Digital Health, is launching a new made-in-B.C. resource called the Lifeguard App.

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Island Health to lift gym closure order

Island Health’s Medical Health Officer will lift an order closing all gyms, fitness centres, yoga studios or similar personal training facilities, effective May 19, 2020. 

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Nursing Week: Public Health Nursing in the time of COVID-19

As we celebrate Nursing Week in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is the ideal time to shine the spotlight on a small but integral piece of not only our nursing family but our pandemic response: our Public Health Nurses.

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New long-term care beds coming to the Comox Valley

Increased access to long-term care is coming to the Comox Valley, thanks to Island Health funding for 20 new beds.

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