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Island Health recognized at 2019 BC Health Care Awards

Island Health is proud to announce it has been honoured with two awards at the 2019 BC Health Care Awards: A Health Care Hero award, and a Gold Apple in the Collaborative Solutions category, shared with our partners. 

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Hospital garden reflects traditional medicine knowledge

An outdoor garden at the Campbell River campus of the North Island Hospital has been filled with plants traditionally used for food and medicines by the local Laichwiltach peoples, completing an important milestone for the hospital project.

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Island Health Magazine - Summer 2019

The summer edition of Island Health magazine features articles on social anxiety disorder; adult day programs; communicating with someone with dementia; and youth and vaping. It also features summer safety tips and recipes and ideas for dining "al fresco."

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Partnering for safe needle disposal in Campbell River

Island Health and the City of Campbell River have partnered to make it easier to dispose of needles safely, thanks to the installation of five sharps disposal boxes in the community.

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Drug use at music festivals – if you are going to use, here’s how to stay safer

Island Health is urging people to be vigilant if they are going to consume alcohol or other drugs at festivals this summer.

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Bringing the outside world into long-term care

The family spirit at Yucalta Lodge long-term care home in Campbell River has sparked some creative projects like a farmers’ market and a bus stop.

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New long-term care home for Cowichan Valley residents

Seniors in the Cowichan Valley will soon have improved access to long-term care with the addition of 80 new publicly funded beds in the community. Construction on The Hamlets at Duncan is underway.

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Hospital staff and community members stock ‘give and take’ cupboard for growing families

Island Health staff and members of the Campbell River community are supporting a program that helps expectant families prepare for the arrival of their babies.

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Cowichan Community Paramedic Valued Member of Island Health Team

“Mike has become an important part of our team and everyone is so supportive of him – he even gets hugs in the hallway!” Donna Jouan-Tapp, Manager of Island Health Community Health Services in Duncan.

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New Mental Health and Substance Use Clinic Now Available on the Westshore

People in the Westshore who need mental health and substance use services can now get the help they need closer to home at the new Central Access and Rapid Engagement Services (CARES) Clinic.

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