Resources for Peer Mentors

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These resources apply to Peer Mentors who support Health Care Support Workers (HCSWs), and Peer Mentors want to learn more about the HCSW role.

Peer Mentors play an important part in supporting HCSWs during the site/facility orientation process and throughout the HCSW learning experience.

Peer mentors develop relationships with HCSWs by sharing their experiences, knowledge and connections, to support HCSWs in their non-clinical, day-to-day practice.

Training Health Care Support Workers

Mentoring and Supporting

News & Events

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Island Health Magazine Fall 2021

Read articles on building resilience in children; how loneliness impacts health; tips and recipes for healthy to-go lunches; information about IBD and a feature about patient partners.

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Island Health asks for public’s assistance in appropriate emergency department use

Island Health is asking people to do their part to ensure our hospital emergency departments can continue to meet the care needs of patients experiencing medical emergencies.

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Island Health rebooking all June 29 COVID-19 immunization appointments at Glacier Gardens in Comox

Due to the extreme heat wave that is currently affecting British Columbia, Island Health is rebooking all COVID-19 immunization appointments that were scheduled on Tuesday, June 29 at Glacier Gardens in Comox. 

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