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Island Health Celebrates 25,000 Hearts

VICTORIA – Island Health’s Cardiac Surgery Program at Royal Jubilee Hospital recently completed their 25,000th heart operation.

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Make Graduation Memories Last a Lifetime

VANCOUVER ISLAND – With graduation season underway, Island Health is encouraging young people to make safe and sober choices during their celebrations.

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Community Hospice Beds to remain at The Views until new purpose-built location is completed

COMOX VALLEY- Clients in need of community hospice care will continue to access this service at Hospice at The Views until a new, purpose-built hospice space is ready for occupancy in 2020.

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Island Health Board of Directors to meet in Port Alberni

ISLAND WIDE - Island Health’s Board of Directors will hold its next public forum in Port Alberni.

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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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