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Royal Jubilee Psychiatric Emergency Service to be Temporarily Relocated for Renovations

VICTORIA – The Archie Courtnall Centre/Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES) at Royal Jubilee Hospital will be temporarily relocated in late May and June to allow for much-needed renovations that will give patients a more dignified experience and provide enhanced safety for staff.

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Mental Health App gets a Boost

Vancouver Island - BoosterBuddy, a mobile app for youth dealing with mental health challenges, has been updated to improve the game experience, through funding from Coast Capital Savings.

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New Service Available for People Addicted to Opioids in Victoria

VICTORIA – A new Rapid Access Addiction Clinic (RAAC) is open in Victoria to support people who use opioids such as morphine or heroin and who are ready for treatment and beginning a path to recovery.

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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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Nanaimo health care providers get in step with annual Walk With Your Doc event

NANAIMO — Dr. Derek Poteryko, Dr. Betty Bartleman and Dr. Kelvin Houghton invite community members to walk with local health care providers on Saturday May 13, at the Nanaimo Walk With Your Doc event. The walk starts at 10 am at Maffeo Sutton Park.

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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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