Island-wide – Island Health is launching a social media campaign to encourage people who have been the victim of a sexual assault to seek medical care from a Forensic Nurse Examiner, at all Emergency Departments or through a primary health care provider.
The fall issue of Island Health magazine features articles on cannabis use; a feature on obesity with information on how to look at this chronic illness including a personal story about bariatric surgery; the benefits of eating breakfast along with articles on long-term care topics.
Vancouver Island – Island Health is reminding people to get their flu shot early to help protect themselves against influenza.
Where can I get my flu shot?
Adults can get immunized through their local pharmacy or physician beginning October 8.
Comox Valley – In its first year of operation, the Comox Valley campus of the North Island Hospital has moved capably into the role of providing acute-care services in the community, supporting approximately 5,700 hospital admissions, more than 28,000 Emergency Department visits
Duncan – The Cowichan Valley is home to communities, organizations, governments and government agencies committed to improving the health and care of the people who live throughout the Valley. Island Health has been proud to partner with these groups to advance healthy communities.
Victoria – Island Health, in partnership with the Capital Regional District, supports all efforts to promote outdoor public spaces free of smoke from tobacco and vapour devices, as well as cannabis (when legalized).
Campbell River – The North Island Hospital campus in Campbell River is celebrating its first anniversary and marking the milestone with approximately 5,000 hospital admissions, 25,000 Emergency Department visits and nearly 400 babies born.
Victoria – Free public Wi-Fi is now available to patients and visitors at Victoria General Hospital (VGH) and the Royal Jubilee Hospital (RJH) thanks to financial support from local hospital auxiliaries.