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New partnership brings blood to critically injured patients via air ambulance on Vancouver Island

Trauma patients on Vancouver Island in need of life-saving blood transfusions will get the care they need faster now that air ambulance paramedics have full-time access to blood products from Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH).

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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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Innovative program allows Cowichan residents to transition temporarily between hospital and home

“If I need assistance, it is right here.” Ruby Neubauer, an 80 year old Duncan resident, is relaxing in her recliner at The Meadows assisted living home while she recuperates from a lengthy illness.

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People at high risk benefit from new COVID-19 therapies

Adults at high risk of serious outcomes due to COVID-19 infection are benefitting from two new outpatient therapeutic options now available throughout Island Health.

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Celebrating Canadian Women Physicians Day

March 11 is the second ever Canadian Women Physicians Day, a time to recognize and honour the many amazing contributions of women who practice medicine in this country.

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Whole community team approach brings COVID-19 vaccines to rural and remote communities

For the past year, Island Health has been offering whole community COVID-19 vaccine clinics to residents of rural and remote communities who may find it difficult to access clinics located in larger centres. 

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Temporary service reduction at Port McNeill Hospital

Due to an unanticipated temporary physician shortage, Island Health is advising community residents and visitors to the area that the Port McNeill Hospital (PMH) emergency department will be closed from 7 a.m. March 4 until 12 p.m. (noon) on March 7.

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Island Health COVID-19 outbreak updates

Island Health has declared four outbreaks over, while declaring three new outbreaks.

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Pay parking resumes March 4, 2022

Effective March 4, 2022, pay parking will resume at all Island Health sites that previously had pay parking in place. 

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Island Health COVID-19 immunization clinics shifting focus to child vaccinations

Island Health, like health authorities across B.C., is adjusting the operations of COVID-19 mass immunization clinics in communities across the region.

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