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Saluting Mental Health Heroes with Community Service Awards

VICTORIA – On Wednesday, May 9, during Mental Health Awareness Week, Island Health’s Mental Health and Substance Use Advisory Committee presented two prestigious awards to valuable members of our community who have made kindness and compassion a part of their daily work by supporting people with mental health and substance issues.

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Central Island Healthy Lifestyles to get in step at annual walk with you Doc event

NANAIMO – It’s time to lace up your walking shoes and get active! The annual Walk with your Doc is happening May 12th at Maffeo Sutton Park in Nanaimo at 10 am.

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Island Health leaders recognized for outstanding contributions

VANCOUVER ISLAND – Island Health leaders, Dr. Richard Stanwick, Chief Medical Health Officer, and Dr. Wilma Arruda, Medical Director of Pediatric Services, are being honoured for their outstanding contributions to children’s health and wellness in B.C.

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Island Health announces Community Wellness Grant Recipients

ISLAND WIDE – Healthy living and community well-being will be supported by 45 projects across Island Health, thanks to Island Health’s Community Wellness Granting Program.

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Campbell River physician wins health leadership award

CAMPBELL RIVER – Emergency Room physician Dr. Jeffrey Beselt is being nationally recognized for his inspirational leadership and commitment to culturally inclusive health care.

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An Island Health first - Protection Services Officer receives international bravery award

VANCOUVER ISLAND – With tremendous pride, Island Health celebrates a Protection Services Officer who was honoured in Chicago this week for an incredible act of bravery on the job.

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Learn how to save a life!

VICTORIA – Here’s your chance to learn simple techniques that could potentially save someone’s life through hands-only CPR and with the assistance of automatic external defibrillator (AED).

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Baby Hugging Program at Victoria General Hospital Gets Some Love

Victoria – Today marks the first anniversary of the launch of Island Health’s Huggies® No Baby Unhugged® program at Victoria General Hospital (VGH).

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Cumberland Regional Hospital Laundry joins Island Health

CUMBERLAND – Cumberland Regional Hospital Laundry Society (CRHLS) workers and Island Health are celebrating a new relationship.

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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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