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Island Health secures home for future growth of primary care services in Ucluelet

Island Health is taking steps to improve access to and support future growth of important health-care services for people living in Ucluelet and surrounding regions through the development of a primary and community care centre.

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Island Health launches new 2SLGBTQIA+ Liaison Nurse position at Royal Jubilee Hospital

Island Health is proud to announce Island Health’s first 2SLGBTQIA+ Liaison Nurse position at Royal Jubilee Hospital.

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West Coast General Hospital to introduce cutting-edge CT scanner

West Coast General Hospital (WCGH) is taking a significant step towards advancing patient care by introducing a new, state-of-the-art Computed Tomography (CT) scanner in early 2024 that will provide advanced medical diagnostics and exceptional care for people living in Port Alberni and surrounding communities.

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Island Health Magazine Winter 2024

This issue features articles on preparing for cold weather in the face of climate change, West Coast General Hospital's emergency department expansion, research on alcohol and your health, Care and Connection kiosk's that provide life-saving supplies and more.

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Temporary service interruption at Port Hardy Hospital emergency department

Due to temporary limited care provider availability, the Port Hardy Hospital emergency department will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, December 28, 2023.

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Temporary service interruption at Port Hardy Hospital emergency department

Due to temporary limited care provider availability, the Port Hardy Hospital emergency department will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, December 24, 2023.

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Holiday hours in effect among Capital Region Urgent and Primary Care Centres

Island Health is consolidating urgent and primary care services on Christmas Day to reduce the risk of last-minute closures due to limited staffing challenges. Considering traditionally low demand on these three days at UPCCs, Island Health anticipates these sites will meet demand ensuring the public has access to the care they need. 

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Island Health’s new Mental Health and Substance Use Research Scholar in Residence to start in January, 2024

Island Health and the University of Victoria are pleased to announce Dr. Colette Smart is the new Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU) Research Scholar in Residence.

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Island Health and 'Namgis First Nation housing partnership aims to attract health-care staff to Cormorant Island

Aligned with Island Health's commitment to attracting more health-care professionals to the island, this collaboration emphasizes the critical role of local community support in strengthening rural healthcare systems. This partnership, established in May, has accommodated 14 health-care professionals, contributing to the improvement of healthcare services for the local community.

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New recruit encourages fellow health-care workers to join West Coast General Hospital team

Over the past two years, West Coast General Hospital investments to strengthen services and support care team providers included a $6.25 million, 244-square-metre (2,626-square-foot) expansion of the emergency department. Improvements include complete modernization of the Emergency Department, three new patient exam rooms, new space for patients awaiting tests and results, new front entry to the triage and admitting area, and a dedicated entrance for ambulances.

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