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Medical detox services coming to Campbell River

Detox offers medical care and oversight in a secure environment.

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Island Health expands innovative virtual palliative care

Island Health has launched an innovative program that transcends geographical boundaries to bring comfort and support right to the homes of patients battling progressive life-limiting conditions.

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Innovative liver cancer treatment now available on Vancouver Island

An advanced therapy that targets tumours with a high dose of focused radiation while sparing surrounding healthy tissue is now available in the Island Health region, providing another potential treatment option closer to home for liver cancer patients.

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Currents Winter 2024

In this edition we recognize staff and programs having positive impacts on the people we serve, celebrate award recipients, wear red in support of women’s cardiovascular health – and to the delight of hockey fans, and thanks to the Courtnall brothers and the Stanley Cup visit, we shine a light on mental health awareness and consider the importance of checking-in on colleagues and friends. All this and more.

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“The most important call I’ve made in my life”: Service Link phone line makes an impact in first year

“The most important call I’ve made in my life,” is exactly the feedback Island Health’s Mental Health and Substance Use program was hoping to hear following the launch of the Service Link phone line one year ago. 

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New Intensive Day Program Opens for Youth with Mental Health Concerns

Youth living with complex mental health needs and behavioral challenges now have access to an intensive day program. This new program provides therapeutic and educational services to support recovery while maintaining close, ongoing connection with youths’ home communities.

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Enhanced drug-checking service expands to Port Hardy

People who use unregulated substances in the Port Hardy area now have access to free local drug-checking services to help reduce unregulated drug overdoses and save lives.

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Applications open for 2024 Youth Harm Reduction Award

Calling all youth in the Island Health region with a passion for harm reduction: have you or someone you know, worked on a project in the past year that focused on reducing harms related to unregulated substances? 

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New program for training Pharmacy Technicians on Vancouver Island

Locally trained pharmacy technicians have a new, collaboratively developed program to streamline the growing need for work placements. 

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Code Hack 2024: 24 hours to solve health-care challenges

Are you ready for an exciting challenge that could help shape the future of health care? Then check out Code Hack 2024, which takes place March 8-10 at Royal Jubilee Hospital. 

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