Island Health is excited to announce the opening of its new, permanent location for Public Health Services in Port Alberni. On May 25, the Port Alberni Public Health team began providing service in the new space at 202 – 4152 Redford Street.
The summer issue of Island Health magazine includes information on the COVID vaccine; a feature on planning ahead for retirement; Primary Care Networks explained and an in-depth look at the drug-poisoning crisis and some of the projects taking place as part of Island Health’s response.
We are in a time of reckoning. We are listening with greater openness to truths of others, accepting that we all have very different experiences in the world depending on the colour of our skin, indigeneity, ability, sex, gender identity and expression, or sexual orientation.
Seniors in the Cowichan Valley now have improved access to 24-hour complex care in a safe, secure, home-like setting with opening of the Hamlets at Duncan on March 30, 2021. Residents are being moved into this supportive environment in a gradual manner.
Island Health and our partners are celebrating another historic milestone, now that more than half a million residents have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. This milestone was reached on May 27.