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Critical Care Outreach Teams support patients and staff

Vancouver Island - Patient care is being bolstered by an initiative led by Intensive Care Unit staff at Island Health hospitals.

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North Island Hospital heliport flight testing

As part of North Island Hospital heliport activation, Island Health will be conducting flight tests at the Comox Valley and Campbell River heliports on Tuesday, July 17th.

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Intensive residential treatment beds for addictions open in the Comox Valley

Comox Valley - Clients needing longer term, residentially-based addictions treatment services can now access 11 intensive residential treatment beds at the Comox Valley Recovery Centre.

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New hospital will help people in the Cowichan Valley access quality health care

To provide better health care for a growing region of the province, the B.C. government has greenlit a new hospital for the Cowichan Valley.

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Five tips for safer drug use at festivals

Vancouver Island - Island Health is urging everyone to be vigilant if they choose to consume substances at festivals this summer. Many substances (i.e.

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Island Health Magazine Summer 2018

The summer issue of Island Health magazine features summer safety information along with grilling tips and healthy recipes for the BBQ. Our wellness feature looks at the benefits of a good night’s sleep and how to get it.

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Currents Spring 2018

Hon. Minister Adrian Dix, unlock the potential of food, The Wellspace, what is meditation all about, screening emotional health of stroke patients and more.

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Local invention improves infection control, speeds repairs/renovations at North Island Hospital

Comox Valley/Campbell River - The North Island Hospital has become the testing ground for an innovative technique that could bring huge savings in hospital maintenance costs and repair times while reducing impacts to patient care.

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Celebrating 6 years at Serenity Farm – Therapeutic Garden

Victoria - Twice a week from spring to fall at a large garden overlooking the Blenkinsop Valley a small miracle occurs.  A very diverse group of about 20 people gather together to work, talk, laugh, and learn to grow food for themselves and others in our community.  The official name of the progr

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Shellfish safety for self-harvesters – human illness from closed shellfish areas

Vancouver Island - There have been cases of shellfish-related illness on the south section of Vancouver Island in individuals who have self-harvested in closed areas in June.  Island Health is reminding self-harvesters to be aware of shellfish closures during the harvest season.

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