Due to the challenges faced at the Eagle Ridge Arena during the June heat wave, and the forecast heat this weekend, Island Health is relocating all appointments from the Eagle Ridge immunization clinic to the air-conditioned Victoria Conference Centre on Friday, July 30.
People living in Victoria, Saanich and Oak Bay will benefit from the Province's transformation of everyday health care for people, with the establishment of four primary care networks (PCN) and the province's largest urgent and primary care centre (UPCC).
Dr. Steve Beerman, a Nanaimo family physician who retired last March from Anchor Family Medicine after 34 years of family practice, reflects on his career, the volunteer work he is still passionate about, and the joy that has come from 40 years of volunteering.
A few years ago, Trevor Botkin felt near the end of his lengthy battle with addiction. “I was struggling to get to work, just spending every ounce of money I had on drugs,” says Botkin, who has been employed in the construction industry for more than 25 years. “I didn’t think there was a way out – and I had been contemplating the ultimate way out for a long time.”
Leah Collins, Board Chair, discusses taking action towards reconciliation at Island Health with the delivery of an Indigenous specific action plan and with the removal of the name Begbie from a building at Royal Jubilee Hospital.