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PES Acute Psychiatry Revitalization Action Update

Island Health has launched a Psychiatric Emergency Services/Acute Care Improvement Project. This project involves dedicated personnel looking at many aspects of care.

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Second Vax Van, post-secondary clinics bringing COVID-19 vaccine to people across Island Health region

The addition of a second Vax Van and temporary on-campus immunization clinics are another example of Island Health’s efforts to make getting the COVID-19 vaccine as easy and convenient as possible for people in our region.

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Grieving brother urges people to get vaccinated after sister dies from COVID-19

Cory Ronningen’s sister, Kelly, a 44 year old single mother from Duncan, BC, died August 30 from complications of COVID-19. Cory says Kelly expressed a lack of trust in the COVID-19 vaccines and was influenced by conspiracy theories and misinformation.

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Update to COVID-19 outbreak at Sunset Lodge long-term care home in Victoria

Island Health’s outbreak response has identified one additional case of COVID-19 related to the outbreak declared at Sunset Lodge long-term care home on August 27.

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Statement from Island Health's President and CEO on protests at health care facilities

The following statement is attributable to Island Health President and CEO Kathy MacNeil.

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Update to COVID-19 outbreak at Sunset Lodge long-term care home in Victoria

Island Health’s outbreak response has identified eight additional cases of COVID-19 related to the outbreak declared at Sunset Lodge long-term care home on August 27.

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Compassion, understanding, support and treatment: Reflections on International Overdose Awareness Day

A message from Leah Hollins, Chair, Island Health Board of Directors on International Overdose Awareness Day 2021.

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Update to COVID-19 outbreak at Sunset Lodge long-term care home in Victoria

Island Health’s outbreak response has identified two additional cases of COVID-19 related to the outbreak declared at Sunset Lodge long-term care home on August 27.

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Update to COVID-19 outbreak at Sunset Lodge long-term care home in Victoria

Island Health’s outbreak response has identified two additional cases of COVID-19 related to the outbreak declared at Sunset Lodge long-term care home on August 27.

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Changing the conversation: pilot projects focus on improving emergency department care for people who use opioids

A better experience for people who use opioids and their care providers is the goal of two pilot projects underway at emergency departments in Campbell River and Victoria.

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