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ISLAND WIDE - Island Health’s Board of Directors will hold its next public forum in Port Alberni.  read more >

Victoria - Join Island Health as a panel of experts discusses the public health impact of criminalization on the stigma facing people who use substances, and the latest evidence pointing to the need for transformative thinking in order to solve the problem of illicit drug poisonings.  read more >


ISLAND WIDE – More than 230 new nursing graduates will soon be working at Island Health locations across Vancouver Island, thanks to another successful spring recruitment program.

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PORT ALBERNI – Staff and patients at West Coast General Hospital will benefit from two renovation projects set to begin in June.

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In March 2018 a small cluster of people were confirmed, by lab testing, to have Vibrio cholera bacteria infections associated with consumption of herring eggs harvested in the French Creek and Qualicum Bay areas. Community members were advised to not consume herring eggs harvested from those areas, and further harvesting of herring eggs from those areas was halted for the season. There were no other lab-confirmed cases after these actions were taken.

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Care teams at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital are leading the way to reduce staff injuries and ensure patient safety.

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VICTORIA – Island Health nurses go above and beyond every day as they provide excellent health and care to patients, clients and residents on Vancouver Island. During Nursing Week (May 7 – 13), we are especially pleased to celebrate nurses who also teach and are being recognized for their leadership in training nursing students. The 12th annual UVic Nursing Awards were held last night and Island Health staff earned four awards.  read more >

NANAIMO – It’s time to lace up your walking shoes and get active! The annual Walk with your Doc is happening May 12th at Maffeo Sutton Park in Nanaimo at 10 am. This year, Island Health’s Central Island Healthy Lifestyles is marking a milestone – celebrating its fifth anniversary at the event.

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VICTORIA, B.C. - On Wednesday, May 9, during Mental Health Awareness Week, Island Health’s Mental Health and Substance Use Advisory Committee presented two prestigious awards to valuable members of our community who have made kindness and compassion a part of their daily work by supporting people with mental health and substance issues.  read more >

Vancouver Island – Island Health leaders, Dr. Richard Stanwick, Chief Medical Health Officer, and Dr. Wilma Arruda, Medical Director of Pediatric Services, are being honoured for their outstanding contributions to children’s health and wellness in B.C.

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