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More than a quarter million visits to Island Health overdose prevention and supervised consumption sites

Island Health is observing more than 250,000 visits to supervised consumption and overdose prevention sites – more than 1,000 reversed overdoses and zero deaths while at the same time delivering more supports and services to people who are using drugs and for people who are ready to begin a recovery journey.

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Province to launch catch-up immunization program to protect against measles

The Province is launching a measles immunization catch-up program to help B.C. families ensure their children are protected from measles.

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South Island and Gulf Islands Home Support Transition

Island Health and Beacon Community Services, the non-profit, community organization that currently delivers health authority funded home support services on Southern Vancouver and the Gulf Islands, have agreed to transition home support services to Island Health by October 31, 2019.

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Strengthening Integrated Primary and Community Care for Residents of the South Island and Gulf Islands

Island Health will be assuming responsibility for publicly funded home support service delivery on Southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands this fall.

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Island Health Public Forum in Campbell River

Island-wide – Media are invited to join Island Health’s Board of Directors at its next public forum in Campbell River.

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Souper Meals creates recipe for success for people with mental health issues

Souper Meals offers vocational training in the food services industry for people who have been connected to Island Health’s mental health system.

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Herring egg harvest re-opens with health advice to reduce the risk of illness

Vibrio cholera illnesses associated with Herring Eggs harvested through spawn-on-kelp in B.C.

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New virtual tool strengthens connection between care teams and North Island clients receiving end-of-life care

North Island residents who are receiving palliative support at home now have access to an easy-to-use tablet to help them easily and safely share information with their care team between regular appointments.

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Snow and Ice Safety Tips

Island wide - Island Health advises everyone, particularly seniors, to be extremely cautious when they venture outdoors in snowy and icy conditions, as they are especially at risk of suffering serious injuries from slips and falls.

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Ride sharing coordination for employees available during inclement weather

Are you having trouble getting to work due to the snow? Do you have room in your 4x4 to help a colleague get to work?

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