2014 News Releases



Enhanced withdrawal management services for Mount Waddington (12/22/2014)

Central Island Aboriginal youth to gain improved access to stabilization and transition residential care (12/22/2014)

Women dealing with substance use challenges to gain access for recovery support in Nanaimo (12/22/2014)

Construction of new Hospice Space Celebrated (12/19/2014)

New residential care beds coming to Campbell River (12/17/2014)

Mental health and substance use services strengthened island-wide (12/17/2014)

Nanaimo Out-patient Transplant Clinic to open in April 2015 (12/11/2014)

Walk-in counselling service now available at Oceanside Health Centre (12/5/2014)

Chief Medical Health Officer charts course for improved drinking water (12/2/2014)

Do you know your HIV status? (12/1/2014)



Island Health Acts on Privacy Breach (11/26/2014)

Faster lab results mean better patient care (11/24/2014)



A shot or spray to vaccinate: Public flu clinics begin Monday (10/31/2014)

Health authorities partner to provide province-wide psychosis support (10/31/2014)

Expansion of support recovery services for women in the Comox Valley (10/31/2014)

Island Health, orthopedic surgeons partner on one-stop care for joint replacement patients (10/30/2014)

Official Opening of the Heights at Mt. View (10/28/2014)

Care for Men campaign to benefit Island families (10/27/2014)

Amputees support each other with practical tips and understanding (10/23/2014)

Plan ahead: get your flu shot early (10/23/2014)

Pride, determination and gratitude from one of more than 500 Island Health employees of Aboriginal descent (10/13/2014)

Nanaimo nursing team uses state-of-the art tracking device to place catheters (10/10/2014)

Musician strikes a chord with care facility residents (10/7/2014)

Feeding Mind and Body (10/4/2014)

Construction Complete! New Post Anesthetic Recovery Room (10/2/2014)



Island Health to phase out operation of Courtenay and Nanaimo-based travel clinics (9/25/2014)

Recruitment begins for North Island Hospitals Project Public-Patient Advisory Committee (9/24/2014)

Programs focus on families and fun to achieve healthy lifestyles (9/19/2014)

Joint Agreement Signed for Sooke Community Health Initiative (9/19/2014)

Ground-breaking Mental Health App for Youth Launches Today - Coast Capital Savings funds “BoosterBuddy” a first of its kind initiative (9/18/2014)

Construction starts on Eden Gardens (9/17/2014)

Residents to Be Surveyed About Changes to the Delivery of Health Care in Oceanside (9/12/2014)

Bamfield celebrates 75 years of remote nursing care (9/4/2014)



Cultivating Hope and Wellbeing (8/26/2014)

Cowichan River water quality advisory lifted (8/20/2014)

Island Health issues RFP seeking owner/operator for coffee shop at Oceanside Health Centre (8/18/2014)

Pilot project offering rapid HIV tests coming to two Vancouver Island pharmacies (8/18/2014)

Cowichan River water quality advisory (8/16/2014)

Project focuses on partnering to improve dementia care (8/8/2014)

Island Health’s updated plan further enhances End of Life services (8/8/2014)

Breaking ground on North Island Hospitals Project (8/7/2014)



Island Health Board tours Central Island facilities, meets in Nanaimo (7/31/2014)

Island Health to host 30th Annual NICU Reunion Party at Victoria General Hospital (7/29/2014)

Partnership promotes nurse practitioner role in Aboriginal health (7/29/2014)

Island Health Board of Directors to meet in Nanaimo (7/28/2014)

Seniors who stay active reduce their risk of falling (7/23/2014)



Volunteer shuttle service comes to Campbell River Hospital (6/27/2014)

Island Health receives three Excellence in BC Health Care Awards (6/25/2014)

West Coast General Hospital nurses get first-hand look at First Nation health challenges (6/18/2014)

West Coast General Hospital uses big board as effective communications tool (6/16/2014)

Island Health to celebrate Aboriginal Week with traditional events across the region (6/13/2014)

Update regarding illness in visitors to Thetis Lake (6/10/2014)

Statement regarding illness in visitors to Thetis Lake (6/9/2014)

BC Health & Fitness Day and the launch of Island Health’s “Healthy Selfies” (6/6/2014)

Dunk tank filled with local celebs to launch Safe Kids Week (6/5/2014)

Nanaimo doctor targets tragic toll of childhood drowning deaths in Bangladesh (6/4/2014)

Frail seniors with complex health needs get the support they need to recover at home, thanks to award-winning care teams at Island Health (6/3/2014)

Cowichan Lodge Tertiary Mental Health facility marks successful first year (6/2/2014)



Sun Awareness Week: New partnership to promote sun safety this summer (5/30/2014)

Year-end report shows islanders are getting better care (5/29/2014)

Improving Patient Care through Medication Safety (5/20/2014)

Patients get better care with newly approved capital funding (5/14/2014)

Talking about Dementia (5/13/2014)

Health Care Heroes - Celebrating Auxiliary Day May 10 (5/9/2014)

Maintaining Mental Wellness (5/9/2014)

Gabriola Islander ‘eternally grateful’ for gift of sight (5/6/2014)

Lifetime honours awarded to Island Health Chief Medical Health Officer (5/6/2014)

Building Form and Function for Island Health Residents (5/5/2014)

Island Health issues RFP seeking owner/operator for community care beds in Campbell River (5/5/2014)

Caregiver well-being: A matter of balance (5/5/2014)



Vaccinations: Not just for kids (4/29/2014)

First Nation blesses site of the new Port Hardy Primary Health Care Centre (4/25/2014)

On National Advance Care Planning Day, Island Health urges families to find the courage to plan (4/16/2014)

Watch your mouth: Oral Health Month tips for improved health (4/15/2014)

Clearing a Space: New Partnership Aims to Help Hoarders Cope (4/14/2014)

Local governments are key to improving public health (4/14/2014)

Island Health volunteers brighten lives (4/9/2014)

Child Life Specialist helps bring smiles to children overseas (4/7/2014)

Selected proponent identified for North Island Hospitals Project (4/4/2014)

Single case of measles confirmed in Nanaimo area (4/4/2014)

Surgical suite completion moves forward at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (4/2/2014)



Laughter is good for you — seriously (3/31/2014)

Free Advance Care Planning Information Sessions (3/31/2014)

Island Health Board Highlights – March 2014 (3/26/2014)

Island Health warns against fraudulent recruiting practices (3/21/2014)

Island Health General Board Meeting, South Island: March 26, 2014 (3/19/2014)

Know the water you drink (3/19/2014)

Parents and Caregivers can Prevent Poisoning (3/14/2014)

“Dinner Bell” program delivers training and nutrition for Mental Health and Substance Use clients (3/13/2014)

It’s National Nutrition Month: Find out how you can simply cook and enjoy healthy foods (3/12/2014)

Special Event Food Safety Workshop (3/12/2014)

“Green” Emergency Department saves lives and energy (3/11/2014)

Extraordinary gifts to Island babies (3/5/2014)

Island Health Pharmacists: improving patient care at the bedside and from the research lab (3/3/2014)



New physicians coming to Lake Cowichan (2/26/2014)

Community invited to meet members of the new Primary Health Care Service for Cowichan Lake (2/24/2014)

Living healthy with diabetes - Free education sessions in Ucluelet and Tofino (2/20/2014)

Child & Youth Mental Health Guide for Parents (2/20/2014)

Central Island Healthy Weights Program Helps Teens Make Healthy Choices (2/18/2014)

Environmental Health work is anything but routine (2/17/2014)

February is Heart Month - Call 911 first if you experience heart attack symptoms (2/12/2014)

Island Health named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers (2/11/2014)

Kids build healthy habits with Eat Well, Get Moving! (2/6/2014)

Island Health Named one of BC's Top Employers (2/6/2014)

Local researcher explains why things go wrong with the brain (2/4/2014)



National Eating Disorder Week: It's Not About the Food (1/30/2014)

New Port Hardy Medical Clinic supports integrated care (1/30/2014)

Monitoring Patient Care Model Changes (1/28/2014)

Helping People Live Healthier Lives (1/21/2014)

Healthy choices for maternity begin with awareness about effective birth control (1/16/2014)

Update – New Patient Care Model Implementation (1/15/2014)

Oceanside Health Centre clinical telehealth service saves stress and expense of travel for patients (1/6/2014)