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Island Health seeks service provider, location for new overdose prevention services

Victoria – Island Health has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for an Overdose Prevention Services (OPS) provider and location, which will complement existing services in the downtown Victoria core. 

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Nurse Practitioner Integration into Primary Care: Exploring the Enablers, Challenges and Unintended Outcomes with MSFHR Award

Dr. Diane Sawchuck, research lead and Darcy Ross, co-lead received a $15,000 award from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) Convening & Collaborating (C2 ) Program to investigate the integration of nurse practitioners (NPs) into primary care at Island Health, in collaboration with FNHA.

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Island Health declares COVID-19 outbreak over at Eden Gardens

Island Health has declared the COVID-19 outbreak over at Eden Gardens long-term care home in Nanaimo. With the implementation of comprehensive strategies to prevent and respond to COVID-19 in long-term care, there are no longer any COVID-19 cases related to the outbreak at the home.

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COVID-19 outbreak at Glacier View Lodge in Courtenay

Island Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Glacier View Lodge long-term care home in Courtenay. One staff person has tested positive for COVID-19 at the site. At this time, no residents are experiencing symptoms. Communication with residents and families is underway.

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COVID-19 outbreak at Wexford Creek long-term care home declared over

Island Health has declared the COVID-19 outbreak over at Wexford Creek long-term care home in Nanaimo.

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Update to COVID-19 outbreak at Eden Gardens long-term care home

Island Health’s outbreak response has identified one additional case of COVID-19 related to the outbreak which was declared at Eden Gardens long-term care home in Nanaimo.

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COVID-19 outbreaks at Wexford Creek and Eden Gardens long-term care homes in Nanaimo

Island Health has declared COVID-19 outbreaks at Wexford Creek and Eden Gardens long-term care homes in Nanaimo. One staff person has tested positive for COVID-19 at each site. At this time, no residents are experiencing symptoms. Communication with residents and families is underway.

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Stay local, stay small this Family Day weekend

Island Health is reminding people to show your family and friends that you care by not giving COVID-19 the opportunity to spread this long weekend.

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Currents Winter 2021

Read vaccination stories, updates on the Cowichan District Hospital build and more, in the latest edition of Currents!

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Central Island continues to pace COVID-19 cases on Vancouver Island

Island Health is urging people to be aware of behaviours and activities that are driving COVID-19 activity in our communities.  

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