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Work begins on new Tofino General Hospital helipad

Tofino – Helicopter access to Tofino General Hospital will resume in early 2019, thanks to a strong community partnership between Island Health, the Tofino General Hospital Foundation and the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District.

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Baby Party! NICU Reunion

Victoria – Victoria General Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is hosting its 34th annual reunion party for ‘graduates’ of the unit.

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Traffic and parking changes at North Island Hospital Campbell River

Campbell River - Starting Monday, August 13, a new and permanent main vehicle entrance/exit for the North Island Hospital Campbell River campus will open off of 2nd Avenue.

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New website www.islandhealth.ca

Vancouver Island – Island Health is launching a new public website that is patient-focused, mobile-friendly, location-aware and accessible.

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Currents Summer 2018

Celebrating Port Alice Health Centre, learning about Lymphoma, therapy dogs, BC Health Care Awards and more.

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North Island Hospital heliports in operation

COURTENAY/CAMPBELL RIVER – Island Health is pleased to announce that the two North Island Hospital rooftop heliports will begin operations on August 1.

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Patients wanted! Help shape future care at Island Health

Vancouver Island – The Patient Voices Network (PVN), in collaboration with Island Health, is looking for patient partners to join quality councils and contribute in improving access to care across the health authority.

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Pandora Avenue Supervised Consumption Site officially named “The Harbour”

Victoria – Exactly one month after it opened, the Pandora Avenue Supervised Consumption site has officially been named “The Harbour” – reflecting the service’s purpose to provide a safe place – or harbour – where people can use illegal drugs under supervision by trained health professionals and p

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Early fruiting of death cap mushrooms in Greater Victoria

Victoria - Extremely toxic death cap mushrooms (Amanita phalloides) have been observed growing in Greater Victoria.  Island Health warns these mushrooms can make you sick or kill you if ingested.

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Improving seniors’ care in the Comox Valley

COMOX VALLEY – To strengthen seniors’ care in the Comox Valley, Island Health is opening interim beds to ensure the frail and elderly receive timely, appropriate care in the community.

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