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New Ladysmith Medical Daycare offers multitude of benefits

In addition to building capacity in the Ladysmith urgent care department, the dedicated medical daycare room is ensuring that Ladysmith patients can receive the care they need, close to home.

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South Island and Gulf Islands Home Support Transition

On November 1, 2019, home support services that were previously delivered by Beacon Community Services transitioned to Island Health.

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Nanaimo Youth Wellness Centre bolsters health care for youth and young adults

The Nanaimo Youth Wellness Centre has relocated to the Nanaimo Aquatic Centre, a move that means more young people up to age 25 can access vital health and wellness services.

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Community celebrates expansion of long-term care spaces at Tsawaayuus (Rainbow Gardens) in Port Alberni

Seniors in the Alberni Valley have increased access to long-term care thanks to the addition of 12 new publicly-funded beds at Tsawaayuus (Rainbow Gardens) in Port Alberni.

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Comox Valley Nursing Centre marks 25th year of service

Current and former staff and volunteers are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Comox Valley Nursing Centre, which has supported patients and clients with chronic disease, pain management and much more since 1994.

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Island Health takes steps to support residents at two long-term care facilities

NANAIMO/VICTORIA — Island Health is taking action to support the residents of Nanaimo Seniors Village and Selkirk Place in Victoria.

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New All Nations Room at West Coast General Hospital provides a culturally safe space for all families, patients

Members of the Nuu-chah-nulth communities gathered today to celebrate the grand opening of a culturally-safe space inside West Coast General Hospital that is welcoming to Indigenous patients and families.

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Island Health project targets hepatitis C in northern Vancouver Island

An Island Health pilot project beginning in October will take the first steps to eliminate hepatitis C for people living in northern Vancouver Island.

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‘In the moment’ survey helps Island Health gather real time feedback from Ladysmith patients

A silver kiosk containing an iPad pre-loaded with a series of survey questions stands near the entrance to the Ladysmith Community Health Centre (LCHC). The kiosk has been placed there to allow patients to provide valuable and immediate input about their experiences at the facility. 

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Elders support patients, families and care teams at North Island Hospital campuses in Comox and Campbell River

Two Kwakwaka’wakw Elders have joined a new Elder-in-Residence program at the North Island Hospital campuses in Campbell River and Comox to support patients, families and staff by promoting understanding and respect for Indigenous knowledge, culture and values.

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