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PRIDE: Our History, Our Future

Knowing some of the history, challenges and protective factors can go a long way in enhancing your ability to provide compassionate, effective care to people from LGBTQ2+ communities.

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Supporting safe health-care at hospitals and clinics during COVID-19

As Island Health increases services levels at all of our health-care facilities, we are asking for the public’s help to continue to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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#DifferentTogether Pledge

"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” – Desmond Tutu

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Dawn Thomas, Aa ap waa iik, is Island Health’s first-ever Executive Lead, Indigenous Health 

Island Health is pleased to announce that Dawn Thomas, Aa ap waa iik, is the organization’s new Executive Lead, Indigenous Health.

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Island Health Pride message 2020

This June, Island Health is celebrating Pride to show that love is healthy – whatever a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity and/or gender expression.

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Island Health simulation team supports healthcare providers around the world during COVID crisis

Simulation is a technique used frequently in healthcare training, particularly during high risk situations like COVID-19 that clinicians don’t encounter often. It allows healthcare teams to practice how they can respond to a patient in different situations.

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Island Health signs project agreement for first publicly funded dementia village on Vancouver Island

Island Health is thrilled to have signed a project development agreement with Providence Living to build and operate a 156-bed dementia village in the Comox Valley.

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Island Health extends appointment of administrator at Nanaimo Seniors Village

Island Health is extending the temporary appointment of an administrator to oversee the day-to-day operations of Nanaimo Seniors Village. 

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Island Health ambassadors protect patients, staff and physicians from COVID-19

Bev Groenewold is by nature a friendly person, but the pediatric nurse at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital typically doesn’t greet people at the front doors of the facility.

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MyHealth provides virtual access to health records, including COVID-19 test results

Enrollment in Island Health’s Patient Portal — MyHealth — has gone virtual, giving patients across Island Health easier access to their own digital health records, including COVID-19 screening results.

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