The VIHA Communications and Public Relations Department provides a range of services to support the care and services VIHA delivers to patients, clients and residents across the authority.
One of the Communications Department's primary roles is to assist the media in communicating with the public in a timely and accurate way.
Departmental Organizational Chart (PDF)
We are committed to providing members of the media with:
- Timely responses to media inquires.
- Factual information in an honest and forthright manner, while ensuring patient confidentiality and safety are protected.
- Information about initiatives, programs and services that affect VIHA, its patients, residents, clients and staff.
- Information to support and encourage health promotion.
Media Guidelines (PDF)
Regular Business Hours
South Island Central & North Island
(250) 727-4275 (250) 739-6303
Weekends and After Hours
Call the media pager at (250) 389-7317
Hospitals - regular business hours
Campbell River Hospital
Cowichan District Hospital
Nanaimo Regional General Hospital
Port Hardy Hospital
Port McNeill Hospital
Royal Jubilee Hospital
Tofino General Hospital
Victoria General Hospital
West Coast General Hospital