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Island Health Statement on Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD)

Patients and their families have many decisions to make when faced with end-of-life care or intolerable suffering. It’s important for Vancouver Island residents, and all BC residents, to understand the health care options available to them.

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The Port Alberni Shelter Society and Island Health implementing overdose prevention services in Port Alberni

PORT ALBERNI—As part of the response on Vancouver Island to the overdose public health emergency, the Port Alberni Shelter Society and Island Health have implemented an overdose prevention site at 3699 3rd Avenue in Port Alberni.

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Tent City brings out the best in this year’s recipients of Mental Health Substance Use Community Service Awards

Victoria, B.C.- Kindness and compassion are ageless and secular. That’s what Island Health’s Mental Health Substance Use (MHSU) Advisory Committee discovered when considering nominations for its awards program.

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Community feedback sought on supervised consumption services in Nanaimo

Nanaimo - Island Health is seeking feedback on a proposed model and location for supervised consumption services (SCS) prior to submitting an application to Health Canada.

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Island Health CEO Message: Woss Derailment

It is with deep regret that I write to share information about a fatal accident that occurred yesterday in Woss – a remote community in the North Island near Port McNeill.

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Scam Alert: Fake job postings target overseas healthcare professionals

Island Health is warning the public of potential schemes targeting overseas health care professionals.

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Island Health Statement on Supervised Consumption Services

Island Health has long recognized the role of supervised consumption services as part of a range of health authority-wide evidence-based services that support prevention, harm reduction and treatment for individuals living with substance use challenges.

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lsland Health Statement on IHealth

Last updated: 27 September, 2017 IHealth is a transformative approach to health and care within Island Health and our community. IHealth will benefit Vancouver Island residents through improved quality, safety and experience of care.

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Island Health Statement on Marijuana Edibles

Following a recent complaint, Island Health provided some direction with regard to the distribution of marijuana edibles.  We sent the following letter to marijuana dispensaries within our service delivery area: Le

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New Baby Hugging Program introduced at Victoria General Hospital

Victoria – Island Health announced today the launch of the Huggies® No Baby Unhugged® initiative, a baby hugging program, at 

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