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Island Health to lift gym closure order

Island Health’s Medical Health Officer will lift an order closing all gyms, fitness centres, yoga studios or similar personal training facilities, effective May 19, 2020. 

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Nursing Week: Public Health Nursing in the time of COVID-19

As we celebrate Nursing Week in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is the ideal time to shine the spotlight on a small but integral piece of not only our nursing family but our pandemic response: our Public Health Nurses.

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New provider, enhanced access for overdose prevention services in Campbell River

CAMPBELL RIVER – A new provider with strong community connections will soon deliver overdose prevention services (OPS) in Campbell River that include extended hours and an ability to reach more people who use substances.

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New long-term care beds coming to the Comox Valley

Increased access to long-term care is coming to the Comox Valley, thanks to Island Health funding for 20 new beds.

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Island Health hiring more nurses than ever

As we celebrate National Nursing Week and the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, Island Health is experiencing its most successful spring recruitment program ever.

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Island Health begins implementing surgical renewal plan

Island Health is resuming elective surgeries with new measures in place to keep patients, staff and medical staff safe. 

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Island Health Rises to Nightingale Challenge

Island Health is heeding the recommendations of a recently formed council of new RNs – and fostering new relationships between new nurses and senior leaders.

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Overdose prevention during the dual public health emergency

Island Health is urging people who use drugs to be safe when they use, and to use their local overdose prevention and supervised consumption services. In this dual public health emergency, the overdose crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic, the risk of overdose (drug poisoning) has increased.

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Island Health is working to protect people who are experiencing homelessness or substance use dependency from COVID-19

The pandemic has had a tremendous impact on our community, especially when we’re talking about a double public health emergency – the contaminated drug supply combined with the pandemic.

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It is safe to immunize your child during the pandemic

Island Health is urging parents and guardians to continue to immunize their children during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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