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Reminder: Help reduce the spread of COVID-19

With COVID-19 cases on the rise, Island Health is asking people across our region to double down on their efforts to help stop the spread of the virus.

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Expanding West Coast General Hospital’s emergency department

A $6.25-million emergency department redevelopment will support improvements to patient care and privacy at West Coast General Hospital.

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Island Health declares COVID-19 outbreak over at Ts’i’ts’uwatul’ Lelum assisted living facility in Duncan

Island Health has declared the COVID-19 outbreak over at Ts’i’ts’uwatul’ Lelum assisted living facility in Duncan.

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Open Letter from First Nations Health Authority and Island Health CEOs

We are deeply saddened by the racist commentary which has arisen within the community in response to the hardship being experienced by Cowichan Tribes.

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COVID-19 outbreak at Hart House long-term care home in Victoria

One staff member who worked in the home has tested positive for COVID-19. Contact tracing by Island Health’s Public Health team is underway to identify anyone potentially exposed and the staff member is isolating at home. At this time, no residents are experiencing symptoms.

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Island Health declares COVID-19 outbreak at Ts’i’ts’uwatul’ Lelum assisted living facility in Duncan

Island Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Ts’i’ts’uwatul’ Lelum assisted living facility in Duncan. One staff member who worked at the facility has tested positive for COVID-19.

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Island Health expands COVID-19 vaccination clinics to central and north Vancouver Island

Island Health is administering COVID-19 vaccinations to health care workers in long-term care in the central and north Vancouver Island regions beginning today.

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Update to COVID-19 outbreak at Chartwell Malaspina Care Residence

Island Health’s outbreak response has identified two additional cases of COVID-19 related to the outbreak which was declared at Chartwell Malaspina Care Residence long-term care home in Nanaimo.

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Cowichan eye-surgery patient Canada’s first recipient of new lens implant technology

Tracy Parow is Canada’s first recipient of new lens implant technology.

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Update to outbreak at Chartwell Malaspina Care Residence in Nanaimo

Island Health’s outbreak response has identified one additional case of COVID-19 related to the outbreak which was declared at Chartwell Malaspina Care Residence long-term care home in Nanaimo.

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