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Temporary service reduction at Port McNeill Hospital Emergency Department

Island Health is advising community residents and visitors to the area that the Port McNeill Hospital (PMH) Emergency Department will be temporarily closed from 5 p.m. Friday, September 9 until 7 a.m. Monday, September 12 due to limited staff availability.

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Two new family physicians coming to Port McNeill

North islanders will have access to more family doctors as two new physicians begin their practice in Port McNeill this week.

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Temporary service reduction at Port Hardy Hospital Emergency Department

Island Health is advising community residents and visitors to the area that the Port Hardy Hospital (PHH) Emergency Department will be temporarily closed from 5 a.m. Friday, September 2 until 7 a.m. Sunday, September 4 due to limited staff availability.

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Temporary changes to urgent care hours at Chemainus Health Care Centre in September

Due to limited physician availability, Island Health is advising community residents and visitors to the area of changes to the operating hours for urgent care services at the Chemainus Health Care Centre (CHCC) during the month of September.

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Extension of temporary service interruption at Cormorant Island Community Health Centre 

Due to limited staffing availability Island Health is advising community residents and visitors to the area that the temporary overnight closure of the Cormorant Is

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Key milestone reached in Lady Minto Hospital emergency department expansion

Construction of a 420 square metre (4,500 square feet) emergency department expansion has reached a significant milestone with the concrete pour for the project’s foundation footings completed. Concrete for the foundation walls is scheduled to be poured September 13.

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On August 31 we pause and remember those lost to toxic drugs

Communities across Island Health continue to experience tragic deaths and injuries from the toxic drug supply. In B.C., we’ve seen a heartbreaking number of toxic drug poisoning events (overdose) and deaths since the public health emergency was declared in 2016.

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Island Health encourages people to prepare for Vancouver Island heat warning 

Environment and Climate Change Canada has issued a heat warnings for East Vancouver Island and Inland Vancouver Island.

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Temporary reduction of walk-in services at Sidney Satellite outpatient lab

Sidney — In order to ensure reliable, consistent acute and outpatient laboratory service, Island Health has made the decision to temporarily pause walk-in services at the Sidney Satellite outpatient lab located at 2357 James White Blvd effective August 24 to September 2, 2022.

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Vaccines save lives: stay up to date with immunizations for all ages

In recognition of National Immunization Awareness Month in August, Island Health is highlighting the importance of immunizations for children, youth and adults.

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