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A safer sleep for baby: Island Health’s Baby Bed program serves families across the region

Families across the Island Health region can access the Baby Bed program that promotes safe sleep for babies and strong connections between families and caregivers. 

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GoHealth BC nurses support North Vancouver Island staff and sites

Originally exclusive to Northern Health as a way to address staffing challenges in rural and remote sites, GoHealth BC is a collaborative effort between Northern Health, Interior Health, Island Health, the Ministry of Health, and the British Columbia Nurses Union to allow Northern Health nurses to expand their scope of professional practice and take on new experiences in places like NVI.

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Our Health, Our Community survey deadline extended to hear from more Cowichan Valley residents

The Our Health, Our Community survey for the Cowichan Valley region is being extended and will remain open until October 3 to help boost participation. 

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Island Health administrator appointed at Victoria Chinatown Care Centre

Island Health’s Board of Directors has temporarily appointed an administrator to manage and oversee the day-to-day operations of Victoria Chinatown Care Centre long-term care home.

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Cumberland Health Centre retail pharmacy to close November 1, 2023

Island Health will close the retail portion of the pharmacy at the Cumberland Health Centre effective November 1, 2023. 

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Island Health staff make a world of difference in their off time

Martin Poulin departed Royal Jubilee Hospital with a suitcase packed with pliers and portable ultrasound units, and returned with fond memories and the motivation to keep making a difference.

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Living the simple life: virtual nursing while living off-grid

Through an innovative Island Health program called Community Virtual Care, Heather Jansen supports patients remotely from her home to wherever the patient resides.

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Temporary Saanich Peninsula Hospital Emergency Department Service Hours Extended 

Due to ongoing physician recruitment challenges and to continue to support local residents with health-care service access they need during daytime and evening hours when the Saanich Peninsula Hospital (SPH) emergency department is busiest, Island Health is extending a temporary overnight closure of the emergency department.

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Digital memory wall honours those lost due to toxic drug poisoning this International Overdose Awareness Day

This International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) August 31, Island Health is hosting a digital memory wall to honour those lost to a toxic drug poisoning. IOAD is the world's largest annual campaign to end overdose, and this online memorial encourages everyone to remember, without stigma, those who have died, and acknowledge the grief of family, friends and caregivers left behind. 

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Catch up with confidence: stay up to date with childhood immunizations

As a new school year beckons, and in recognition of National Immunization Awareness Month in August, Island Health encourages parents to ensure that vaccinations are on their children’s back-to-school list.

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