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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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Island Health Magazine Winter 2017

In this edition we highlight a pet therapy program that is making positive changes in the lives of Island Health patients. We also talk about New Year’s resolutions and how to make lasting and healthy changes—accompanied by some healthy recipes to keep you off the fad diet path.

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Island Health Statement on the North Island Hospital Start Up

The North Island Hospital represents a major advancement in the delivery of acute care on the mid and North Island.

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Celebrating 50th anniversary of pioneering surgery at Victoria's Royal Jubilee

VICTORIA - Visitors to Royal Jubilee Hospital can travel back in time with a time-capsule display in the Patient Care Centre's atrium, which features surgical artifacts from the 1800s to 1968.

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The Flu is here. Make protecting your community from the flu your New Year’s resolution

ISLAND WIDE – As we welcome 2018, confirmed outbreaks of Influenza A are appearing in long-term care facilities in the Nanaimo-Parksville area. Also, there are sporadic laboratory reports of people in communities throughout Vancouver Island with confirmed cases of the flu.

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So you have full blown influenza. Now what?

VANCOUVER ISLAND – Influenza season is here and it can be serious. It's hit your household, bringing family members a nasty cough, aches and pains and fever. Influenza, the “flu,” can be a serious respiratory disease that contributes to the death of approximately 3,500 people a year in Canada.

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