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Public health teams help families catch up on kids’ routine vaccinations

Island Health’s public health teams are helping families ensure that their children are up-to-date with important childhood immunizations, like measles and tetanus.

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Temporary closure of Sidney Satellite outpatient lab

In order to ensure reliable, consistent acute and outpatient laboratory service, Island Health has made the decision to temporarily close the Sidney Satellite outpatient lab located at 2357 James White Blvd effective June 13 until June 30, 2022. 

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PES Acute Psychiatry Revitalization Action Update

Island Health has launched a Psychiatric Emergency Services/Acute Care Improvement Project. This project involves dedicated personnel looking at many aspects of care.

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Temporary service reduction at Port McNeill Hospital

Due to an unanticipated temporary nursing shortage, Island Health is advising community residents and visitors to the area that the Port McNeill Hospital (PMH) emergency department will be closed from 7 p.m. May 27 until 7 a.m. May 28.

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Community Wellness Grant Program Call for Applications

Communities on Vancouver Island will benefit from up to $800,000 in Community Wellness Grants being provided by Island Health to improve the health and well-being of Island residents. 

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Ucluelet Primary Care Services Update

Island Health has reached an agreement with Dr. Marshall, Dr. Forester and Dr. Horn; and with the landlord of the building housing the Ucluelet Medical Clinic, which will support continued operations of the primary care practice for up to 18 months while work continues on the development of a Primary Care Network for the West Coast.

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Temporary relocation of main entrance to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital

People attending Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH) should be aware of the temporary relocation of the main entrance to the hospital.

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Hours change at Chemainus Health Care Centre

The Chemainus Health Care Centre is adjusting its operating hours to 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., everyday, effective Saturday, May 21. This adjustment will ensure physicians and staff can provide access to safe and sustainable care during peak hours. 

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Ladysmith physician cares for patients in war-torn Ukraine

Today, on World Family Doctor Day, we honour family physicians, all of whom play such an important role in our communities and in our health care system.

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Hospital at Home receives National Excellence in Patient Experience Award 

Hospital at Home, an innovative unit that brings hospital-level acute care to patients in their own homes, was named recipient of the Canadian College of Health Leader’s 2022 Excellence in Patient Experience Award.

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