News

Campbell River WWII veteran on the mend thanks to determination and "Wonderful" support

Campbell River's oldest surviving World War II veteran is continuing his recovery journey following hip replacement surgery in June, thanks in large part to the “wonderful" care and support he's received.

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Possible COVID-19 exposure at the Tofino Brewing Company

Island Health is notifying people who attended the Tofino Brewing Company on October 27 between 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. about a possible exposure to COVID-19.

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Island Health Magazine Fall 2020

This issue offers COVID-19 safety tips, an article about prescribed opioid use, an introduction to Dawn Thomas, our new VP for Indigenous Health & Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the first in our series from Public Health on Climate Change and much more.

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Island Health making temporary changes to outpatient lab services to support COVID-19 response

Ensuring people receive COVID-19 test results in a timely manner is a critical component in the effort to slow the transmission of the virus in our communities. Supporting the COVID-19 response has placed unprecedented demand on laboratory services within Island Health and health authorities throughout B.C.

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Island Health improves access to COVID-19 testing in Greater Victoria

Island Health has opened a new COVID-19 testing site at the University of Victoria. People with cold, flu or COVID-19-like symptoms can now book an appointment to get a test at the UVIC campus in parking lot 10, off Gordon Head Road via West Campus Way (access off Gordon Head Road).

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Protect me, protect you. Get immunized for the flu.

This year, getting a flu shot is particularly important, not only for influenza prevention, but also to stay healthy while COVID-19 continues to circulate in our communities. 

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Appointment of administrator ends, oversight strengthened at Selkirk Seniors Village in Victoria

Island Health’s Board of Directors is ending the temporary appointment of an administrator to oversee the day-to-day operations of Selkirk Seniors Village, while new accountabilities and oversight will be added to ensure quality care continues.

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New nurse practitioner primary care clinic opening soon in Victoria

People and families in Victoria will soon have access to more primary health-care services with the opening of a primary care clinic operated by nurse practitioners on Sept. 28, 2020.

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Urgent and primary care centre coming soon to Victoria

People living in North Quadra, Victoria and surrounding communities will soon have better access to team-based everyday health care with a new urgent and primary care centre (UPCC) opening in November.

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Island Health teams and people with lived experience develop respectful language guide

A new language guide is available to help address stigma experienced by people with substance dependency.

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