2015 News Releases



Island Health’s Home Health Monitoring service supports patients to self-manage heart health (12/29/2015)

Recent overdoses include fentanyl and other drugs (12/23/2015)

Use your ER wisely over the holidays (12/21/2015)

State-of-the-art Computed Tomography coming to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (12/21/2015)

Life-saving Take Home Naloxone program is now at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (12/10/2015)

Two new directors join Island Health Board (12/9/2015)

NRGH pharmacy expansion to enhance patient care (12/4/2015)

Community paramedicine program launches on the BC coast (12/2/2015)



Get Festive: Fight flu this holiday season (11/30/2015)

Island Health Board of Directors to meet in Sidney (11/23/2015)

Campbell River Youth Clinic is turning five! (11/19/2015)

Island Health lifts no-water-use advisory for the south-end of Shawnigan Lake (11/17/2015)

Preemie Purple Power! (11/16/2015)

Island Health Board of Directors to meet in Sidney (11/6/2015)

Therapist helps make "life worth living" for Island Health residential clients (11/4/2015)



Preventing falls among seniors (10/28/2015)

Routine HIV testing initiative comes to Campbell River Hospital (10/22/2015)

Don't delay: Plan to get your flu shot early (10/15/2015)

Community partners celebrate official opening of Hospice at Trillium Lodge (10/9/2015)

TeleMS program improves access to care for patients living with Multiple Sclerosis (10/6/2015)

Feeding mind and body: Public breastfeeding latch-on at twelve locations on Vancouver Island (10/3/2015)

Knowing is Better: Routine HIV testing to be offered to all patients admitted to hospital in Port Alberni (10/1/2015)



Volunteering builds confidence and guides career choice (9/29/2015)

Island Health recognized nationally for Aboriginal employment program (9/28/2015)

Process Changes at Port Hardy and Port McNeill Hospital Emergency Rooms to Improve Patient Experience (9/24/2015)

“Living, breathing” mannequins now part of curriculum for Vancouver Island health students (9/17/2015)

Island Health Board of Directors to meet in Port Alberni (9/3/2015)

Nocturnal dialysis gives patients a new lease on life (9/1/2015)



Energy efficiency in action brings many rewards (8/28/2015)

Make immunizations part of your child’s back to school routine (8/28/2015)

Preferred service provider for day surgeries identified (8/24/2015)

Room enhancements underway for Hospice at Trillium Lodge (8/17/2015)

Endoscopy Suite Redevelopment at Victoria General Hospital (8/13/2015)

Special Reunion Picnic Celebrates Amazing Kids and Caregivers (8/10/2015)



Hospice at The Views will support individuals nearing end of life and their families (7/24/2015)

Port Alberni support recovery & stabilization beds (7/24/2015)

Collaborating for community health (7/23/2015)

Every drop counts: Island Health takes steps to conserve water (7/20/2015)

Amethyst House opens with enhanced supportive recovery services for women (7/20/2015)

Change in Urgent Care hours at Oceanside Health Centre aims to improve service targets and recruitment (7/16/2015)

WSÁNEĆ First Nations and Partners take the lead in Cultural Safety (7/7/2015)

Kids with special needs learn to ride at iCan Shine bike camp (7/7/2015)

Totem pole unveiling event at Saanich Peninsula Hospital (7/6/2015)



Island Health responds to growing and aging population (6/26/2015)

Temperatures rising across Island Health (6/25/2015)

Island Health launches comprehensive program for weight-loss surgery (6/25/2015)

Interpretive centres open at North Island Hospitals Project construction sites (6/24/2015)

Island Health receives two Excellence in BC Health Care Awards (6/22/2015)

A Peaceful Place (6/16/2015)

Mount Waddington Intensive Case Management Team reaches out to clients (6/16/2015)

New Nurse Practitioners Enhance Care for Vulnerable (6/15/2015)

Sing, dance, celebrate and connect at Island Health's Aboriginal Week community celebration events (6/11/2015)

Island Health recognized with National Green Award (6/8/2015)

Island Health Board of Directors to meet in Campbell River (6/3/2015)



More supported housing for people recovering from mental health and substance use challenges (5/28/2015)

Technology supports clients to stay safely in their homes (5/20/2015)

New Royal Jubilee Boiler Plant will Keep the Heat on (5/13/2015)

Island Health Project Uses New Smartphone App to Improve Communication (5/12/2015)

Expansion of supportive recovery services for women in the Comox Valley (5/6/2015)

Improved Service Delivery Model for Mental Health and Addiction Services on Salt Spring Island (5/6/2015)



Island Health’s first annual Mental Health and Substance Use Wellness Day Thursday May 7 (4/30/2015)

New physicians coming to Port McNeill (4/29/2015)

Do you have a plan? Island Health encourages people to discuss and document their wishes for future health decisions (4/16/2015)

Island Health Acts on Privacy Breach (4/15/2015)

Don’t leave your Advance Care Plan up in the air (4/10/2015)

Island Health continues partnerships with private sector surgical providers (4/9/2015)

Island Health’s Aboriginal Employment Program nationally recognized for dedication to diversity (4/1/2015)



North Island Hospitals Project wins another financing award (3/30/2015)

Clean Air Bylaw takes effect April 1st in the Capital Region (3/30/2015)

Single telephone and text numbers in Mount Waddington for health services information (3/23/2015)

Island Health Board of Directors to meet in Victoria (3/19/2015)

Island Health seeks provider of Wi-Fi services for patients and guests at hospitals and other care facilities (3/13/2015)

Hepatitis A immunization clinic to take place Wednesday March 11, 2015 (3/10/2015)

Primary health care services now available at new centre (3/9/2015)

Hepatitis A immunizations available to Nanaimo Superstore employees and patrons (3/6/2015)

Community support group underway to help people struggling with overwhelming clutter (3/5/2015)



UVic students value real-world career experience through co-op employment at Island Health (2/25/2015)

Expanded services to test people for blood-borne diseases (2/16/2015)

Community support group being formed for people affected by hoarding (2/16/2015)

Partnering with family physicians through electronic notification (2/13/2015)

Pair finds romance sweetens the rewards of volunteering (2/10/2015)

Surgical suite completed at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (2/3/2015)

Silence feeds eating disorders - Eating Disorder Awareness Week is Feb. 1 to 7 (2/2/2015)



Island Health Board of Directors to meet in Courtenay (1/28/2015)

New primary health care centre opens in Mount Waddington (1/22/2015)

Island Health Board of Directors to meet in Courtenay (1/20/2015)

Port McNeill Clinic takes collaborative approach to health care (1/13/2015)

Tips to stay well and avoid the flu (1/8/2015)