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Nanaimo–Island Health is seeking feedback on a proposed model and location for supervised consumption services (SCS) prior to submitting an application to Health Canada.

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Island Health is warning the public of potential schemes targeting overseas health care professionals. The misleading postings are offering non-existent jobs within Island Health and state that in order to qualify, potential employees must pay fees for a medical exam and a two day contract orientation session or that they are offering to provide visas for applicants at Island Health. Please be advised that Island Health is not currently recruiting healthcare professionals from overseas. Use caution when receiving any communications of this nature.

  
Island Health is undertaking a review of diagnostic imaging reports (CT Scans, X-Rays) from a radiologist who worked as a locum for Island Health at various times between January 2013 and February 2016. This review is taking place as a precautionary step and until records are reviewed, it is not known if there is cause for concern for any individual patient.  Diagnostic imaging done outside of this timeframe, and by other radiologists is not part of this review.

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No baby unhugged


Victoria – Island Health announced today the launch of the Huggies® No Baby Unhugged® initiative, a baby hugging program, at Victoria General Hospital (VGH), to help ensure all babies get the hugs they need to help them thrive.

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ISLAND WIDE – Island Health has awarded 50 Community Wellness Grants to organizations across Vancouver Island.  read more >


COURTENAY—As part of the Province’s response to the overdose emergency, AIDS Vancouver Island (AVI) and Island Health have implemented an overdose prevention site at 355 6th Street in Courtenay.

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“If what I say could help save even one person’s life, it would mean everything to me”, said Cody Johnson.

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Duncan - Staff and physicians at the Cowichan District Hospital were treated to pizzas this week. Panago Pizza in Duncan wanted to show their support to the CDH staff for their commitment to providing great care at the hospital.  read more >

CAMPBELL RIVER / COMOX VALLEY – TimberWest is announcing a $100,000 contribution towards the new North Island Hospitals to add cultural elements to support the joint effort that is underway by Island Health, First Nations Health Authority, and the Aboriginal communities of the North Island in creating a healthcare setting that is welcoming and reflective of the environment and traditional territories within which the two campuses of the North Island Hospitals are situated.  read more >

VANCOUVER ISLAND – Island Health is pleased to be, once again, honoured as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers thanks to its Aboriginal Employment Program.  read more >
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