VICTORIA – Island Health has issued two separate Requests for Proposals (RFPs) inviting community service providers to submit proposals to provide Harm Reduction Workers and Persons With Lived Experience (PWLEs) for the Island’s first Supervised Consumption Service (SCS).
Vancouver Island – It’s not too late to prevent the flu! Island Health is encouraging people to get their flu shot and follow preventive steps to protect themselves and their loved ones this flu season.
Duncan – Island Health and H&H Total Care Services Inc. (H&H) are working together to bring a new residential care facility to Duncan. The facility will focus on improving seniors’ care capacity in the Cowichan Valley and on meeting the needs of complex care clients.
Vancouver Island – Island Health would like to remind parents and guardians to keep button batteries out of children’s reach. These small, coin-size batteries are in many household products, making them accessible to curious children.
Nanaimo – A workplace culture assessment recently completed at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH) will guide work over the coming months aimed at improving the staff, medical staff, patient and family experience at the acute care site.
VANCOUVER ISLAND – Two Island Health Protection Services Officers have received recognition by the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety for exemplary performance in extraordinary circumstances.
In April, Island Health announced a review of 529 diagnostic imaging reports (CT scans) from a radiologist who worked as a locum for Island Health at various times between January 2013 and February 2016.