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.
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.
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.
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.
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.