News

Extension of temporary service interruption at Cormorant Island Community Health Centre 

Due to limited staffing availability Island Health is advising community residents and visitors to the area that the temporary overnight closure of the Cormorant Island Community Health Centre (CICHC) emergency department (ED) will be extended to August 3

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Temporary service interruption at Ucluelet Medical Lab

In order to ensure reliable, consistent inpatient and outpatient laboratory services at Tofino General Hospital (TGH), Island Health has made the decision to temporarily close the Ucluelet outpatient medical lab located at 1566 Peninsula Road, effective August 9, 2022.

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Temporary service interruption for Port McNeill and Port Hardy Hospital Emergency Departments

Due to limited staffing availability, Island Health is advising community residents and visitors to the area of the following temporary service interruptions for the Port McNeill Hospital (PMH) and Port Hardy Hospital (PHH) emergency departments.

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Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation Funds New Mobile Service for Youth Wellness

Thanks to generous financial support from the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation, a mobile service for youth wellness will soon be hitting the road.

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Temporary service reduction at Port McNeill Hospital Emergency Department

Due to limited staffing availability, Island Health is advising community residents and visitors to the area that the Port McNeill Hospital (PMH) emergency department will be temporarily closed from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on July 31, 2022.

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Temporary changes to urgent care hours at Chemainus Health Care Centre in August

Due to limited physician availability, Island Health is advising community residents and visitors to the area of changes to the operating hours for urgent care services at the Chemainus Health Care Centre (CHCC) during the month of August.

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Temporary service interruption at Cormorant Island Community Health Centre 

Due to limited staffing availability Island Health is advising community residents and visitors to the area that the Cormorant Island Community Health Centre (CICHC) emergency department (ED) will be temporarily closed from 7 p.m. to 8 a.m. between August 2 and August 16.

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Children under five years now eligible to register to receive the COVID-19 vaccine

Beginning August 2, 2022, all people over the age of six months in B.C. can now receive protection against the COVID-19 virus, following Health Canada’s approval of the vaccine specifically formulated for children between the ages of six months and five years old.

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Introducing the Port McNeill Primary Care/A’ekaḵila’as Healthcare Team

When it comes to health and wellness we each have unique medical needs, so it’s important to have a healthcare provider who can take care of you from head to toe, at every stage of your life.

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Anyone can drown, no one should

Water is an integral part of our lives. It gives us life, but it can also take it away. From 2001 to 2020, there were 276 fatal drownings in Island Health.

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