Youth experiencing serious substance use challenges have benefited from enhanced outreach and support services in communities across Vancouver Island, thanks to Y-STAR teams established throughout 2022.
Due to limited staffing availability and to ensure Saanich Peninsula residents have access to the health-care services they need during daytime and early evening hours when the Saanich Peninsula Hospital emergency department is busiest, Island Health is implementing a temporary overnight closure of the emergency department.
This issue features articles on the Cowichan Health & Care Plan, a new Island Health program that helps caregivers navigate their journey, a new transportation service in the North Island, conversations on climate change and more.
Due to limited staffing availability, Saanich Peninsula Hospital emergency department will be closed overnight from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. on Friday, June 23 and Saturday, June 24. The emergency department will remain open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day.