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Island Health’s research program hosts two events to probe the health impacts of legalizing drugs

VICTORIA - Join Island Health as a panel of experts discusses the public health impact of criminalization on the stigma facing people who use substances, and the latest evidence pointing to the need for transformative thinking in order to solve the problem of illicit drug poisonings.

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New graduates bolster Island Health’s nurse workforce

ISLAND WIDE – More than 230 new nursing graduates will soon be working at Island Health locations across Vancouver Island, thanks to another successful spring recruitment program.

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Island Health invests in improvements at WCGH

PORT ALBERNI – Staff and patients at West Coast General Hospital will benefit from two renovation projects set to begin in June.

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Re: Update on Illnesses Associated with Herring Eggs on Vancouver Island

VANCOUVER ISLAND – In March 2018 a small cluster of people were confirmed, by lab testing, to have Vibrio cholera bacteria infections associated with consumption of herring eggs harvested in the French Creek and Qualicum Bay areas.

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Care teams collaborate to reduce injuries

NANAIMO – Care teams at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital are leading the way to reduce staff injuries and ensure patient safety.

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Island Health Celebrates 4 Wins at UVic Nursing Awards

VICTORIA – Island Health nurses go above and beyond every day as they provide excellent health and care to patients, clients and residents on Vancouver Island.

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Central Island Healthy Lifestyles to get in step at annual walk with you Doc event

NANAIMO – It’s time to lace up your walking shoes and get active! The annual Walk with your Doc is happening May 12th at Maffeo Sutton Park in Nanaimo at 10 am.

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Saluting Mental Health Heroes with Community Service Awards

VICTORIA – On Wednesday, May 9, during Mental Health Awareness Week, Island Health’s Mental Health and Substance Use Advisory Committee presented two prestigious awards to valuable members of our community who have made kindness and compassion a part of their daily work by supporting people with mental health and substance issues.

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Island Health leaders recognized for outstanding contributions

VANCOUVER ISLAND – Island Health leaders, Dr. Richard Stanwick, Chief Medical Health Officer, and Dr. Wilma Arruda, Medical Director of Pediatric Services, are being honoured for their outstanding contributions to children’s health and wellness in B.C.

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Island Health announces Community Wellness Grant Recipients

ISLAND WIDE – Healthy living and community well-being will be supported by 45 projects across Island Health, thanks to Island Health’s Community Wellness Granting Program.

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