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Update to outbreaks at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, Chartwell Malaspina Care Centre

Island Health’s outbreak response has identified additional cases of COVID-19 related to the outbreaks declared on the Transitional Care Unit at NRGH and at Chartwell Malaspina Care Centre long-term care home.

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Currents Fall 2021

This issue features photos and stories about Celebration of Excellence awards, celebrating Housekeeping Week, and staff recognition and thanks from the public across Island Health. It also features photos from the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

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Island Health declares COVID-19 outbreak on Transitional Care Unit at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital

Island Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak on the Transitional Care Unit at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH). Four patients have tested positive for COVID-19. The outbreak is limited to the Transitional Care Unit.

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Outbreak declared at Chartwell Malaspina Care Centre Hummingbird Unit

Island Health’s outbreak response has identified three cases of COVID-19 at Chartwell Malaspina Care Centre’s Hummingbird Unit, declaring an outbreak for that unit only.

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Protect ourselves, protect our communities: Get immunized against influenza

There’s a simple way to ensure influenza (the flu) is not part of your fall and winter routine – get immunized against influenza! Everyone six months of age and older should get immunized against influenza.

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Woman who experienced allergic reaction has no regrets about COVID-19 vaccine

Annie Taal, a 32 year old Victoria resident is sharing how she experienced an extremely rare allergic reaction to the COVID-19 vaccine following her first shot. Taal wishes to reassure others who might be concerned that all mechanisms were in place to deal with her allergy and she is incredibly grateful to be vaccinated.

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Temporary closure of downtown Courtenay outpatient lab

In order to ensure reliable, consistent service at the North Island Hospital, Comox Valley (NIH-CV) lab, Island Health has made the decision to temporarily close the downtown Courtenay Satellite outpatient lab located at 307A 14th Street effective October 27.

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Island Health declares COVID-19 outbreak over at Tofino General Hospital

Island Health has declared the COVID-19 outbreak over at Tofino General Hospital (TGH).

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Update to COVID-19 outbreak at Tofino General Hospital

Island Health’s outbreak response has identified one additional patient case related to the COVID-19 outbreak declared at Tofino General Hospital (TGH) on October 12.

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Celebrating Island Health’s Allied Health Professionals

Allied Health Professions Day is celebrated annually on October 14th. It is an international event that originated in England three years ago to celebrate, appreciate and recognize the extraordinary work of the allied health workforce and showcase the impact they make to the delivery of high quality care.

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