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Pride 2020: Trans Care

This Pride post is from  A.J. Lowik (they/them/theirs) - PhD Candidate, Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice, UBC.

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Island Health broadens access for overdose prevention services in the Comox Valley

Island Health will offer a multi-pronged model of overdose prevention services (OPS) in the Comox Valley to better meet the diverse needs of people who use substances, and improve access for those who do not use OPS and remain at high risk of overdose. 

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Island Health teams took swift action to offer COVID-19 testing across Vancouver Island

When the COVID-19 pandemic started to  progress in British Columbia in mid-March, Island Health took swift action to develop COVID testing clinics, with key Island Health staff setting up Vancouver Island’s very first clinic at the Victoria Public Health Unit within three days.

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Overdose prevention services resume at The Harbour

In response to the increase in overdose deaths in the Victoria area, overdose prevention services have resumed at The Harbour at 941 Pandora Avenue.

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Island Health extends appointment of administrator at Selkirk Seniors Village

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

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West Coast Medical Clinic expansion in Sooke

People in Sooke now have better access to team-based primary care, with the opening of the newly expanded West Coast Family Medical Clinic. Read the full news release from the provincial government.  

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Pride 2020: Inclusive Language is Key

Pride months is the perfect time to reflect on how the language we use helps or harms and how we can make inclusive language part of our practices every day.

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$2.92 million expansion at NRGH will increase access to colonoscopy services

Construction is now underway on a new endoscopy suite at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital that will increase access to colonoscopies and other important services.

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Improving Seniors Care for Victoria Residents

Seniors living in Oak Bay Lodge and Mt. Tolmie care home in Victoria are preparing to move into a new, modern long-term care home in Quadra Village.

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A little bit of Holland gives thanks at North Island Hospital Campbell River

The public reminds us every day that there are heroes working at Island Health.

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