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PORT HARDY — Nurses with specialized training are available to provide the extra support and compassionate care needed by anyone who has experience sexual assault or relationship violence.

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Vancouver Island – Island Health would like to remind parents and guardians to keep button batteries out of children’s reach. These small, coin-size batteries are in many household products, making them accessible to curious children.

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COMOX VALLEY – Island Health is committed to providing high quality, accessible services and supports to all individuals and families dealing with end-of-life care.

In June, Island Health announced that we will be consolidating the existing four and future two community hospice beds currently located in the Comox Valley at The Views, to a site where all end-of-life (EOL) services, including Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) can be accessed. Based on Island Health’s experience, the ideal location for community hospice beds is within a residential care facility as this provides a community option and will enhance the overall care for all residents.

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Nanaimo – A workplace culture assessment recently completed at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH) will guide work over the coming months aimed at improving the staff, medical staff, patient and family experience at the acute care site.  read more >

VANCOUVER ISLAND – Two Island Health Protection Services Officers have received recognition by the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety for exemplary performance in extraordinary circumstances.  read more >


In April, Island Health announced a review of 529 diagnostic imaging reports (CT scans) from a radiologist who worked as a locum for Island Health at various times between January 2013 and February 2016.

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Vancouver Island – Island Health is reminding people to get their flu shot early to protect themselves and their loved ones this flu season.  read more >


Vancouver Island – The Patient Voices Network (PVN), in cooperation with Island Health, is looking for patient partners to join quality councils and contribute to improving care on Vancouver Island.

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VICTORIA, B.C.
– An innovative five-year project to integrate leading-edge research and care for patients living with cognitive health issues on Vancouver Island was announced today at Royal Jubilee Hospital. A Victoria family who has been impacted by cognitive health issues have inspired Island Health, the University of Victoria (UVic) and the University of British Columbia (UBC) to partner and develop The Neil and Susan Manning Cognitive Health Initiative. The Mannings have made a generous pledge of $2.5 million to the Victoria Hospitals Foundation to fund the program.

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Duncan - Cowichan Valley residents please note an open house scheduled for October 5, 2017 at 7 p.m. at Island Health Savings Centre has been postponed.
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