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More than 100,000 visits to Island Health overdose prevention sites

VICTORIA – Since opening in December 2016, Island Health’s overdose prevention and supervised consumption services (OPS/SCS) have supported people in the communities they serve – with more than 100,000 visits, 820 overdose reversals and zero deaths.

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Island Health Magazine Spring 2018

Learn about joint replacement surgery, tips for safe gardening, read an article on how to share the dinner prep workload along with some easy meal ideas. All this and more, including a message from our new CEO, Kathy MacNeil.

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Online STI testing program reduces barriers and reaches more people on Vancouver Island

VICTORIA – A first of its kind online testing program has been successfully reaching people who are seeking testing for sexually-transmitted infections (STI) and blood borne diseases.

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Island Health Board of Directors to meet in Courtenay

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

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Public Notice: Illness associated with herring eggs – Vancouver Island

The First Nations Health Authority and Island Health would like to confirm that Vibrio cholerae bacteria has been found in both herring eggs and water samples collected in the French Creek area and Qualicum Bay closure areas.

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Island Health names lead proponents for Pandora Wellness Centre Supervised Consumption Services

VICTORIA –Island Health has identified two community-based agencies as the lead proponents to deliver Harm Reduction services and People with Lived Experience supports in the Supervised Consumption Service – called the Pandora Wellness Centre, which is scheduled to open in Victoria late this spring.

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International Women's Day: An interview with Dr. Nichole Fairbrother

Island Health has many women making great strides in the fields of science and research, patient care, leadership, administration, and housekeeping.

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Island Health Board of Directors to meet in Courtenay

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

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Port Alberni Dialysis and Public Health Services are relocating to 4201 - 6th Avenue

PORT ALBERNI – Island Health’s Renal Dialysis and Public Health Services in Port Alberni will soon be  relocating to 4201–6th Avenue. This new location, which will provide our clients, patients and staff with improved space, is currently being renovated and is expected to be open in early April.

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Island Health Board announces new CEO

VICTORIA – Leah Hollins, Chair of the Island Health Board of Directors, is pleased to announce that Ms. Kathy MacNeil has been appointed President & Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.

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