2016 News Releases



Consumption of raw and partially cooked oysters linked to norovirus illness (12/22/2016)

Giving thanks for the gift of patient advisors (12/21/2016)

Renewed Partnership Accord signals commitment to improving health and wellness for Vancouver Island First Nations (12/13/2016)

Celebration of HOPE returns to Campbell River (12/12/2016)

Heater-cooler machine advisory (12/12/2016)

Winter weather reminder (12/6/2016)

Community outreach raises awareness about violence (12/5/2016)



Urgent message to drug consumers: Avoid using alone (11/25/2016)

Port Alberni sobering and assessment beds to open Dec. 1 (11/23/2016)

Booster Buddy tops 100,000 downloads, earns kudos from fans (11/18/2016)

Island Health updates Feedback Survey on Supervised Consumption (11/18/2016)

‘Tis the season for coughs, colds and flu – protect yourself and others from seasonal respiratory viruses (11/16/2016)

Cowichan one step closer to seeing new sobering and assessment program (11/16/2016)

Community feedback sought on supervised consumption services in Victoria (11/15/2016)

Breathe in the knowledge on World COPD Day (11/14/2016)

Island Health hosts community information meetings in Campbell River and the Comox Valley (11/9/2016)

Nanaimo Working Group to host public forum on overdose crisis (11/8/2016)



Saving lives, one naloxone shot at a time (10/28/2016)

Results of longitudinal study shines unique spotlight on Canadian youth and health (10/26/2016)

Don't wait to get armed against the flu (10/21/2016)

New substance use beds opening in Island Health communities (10/21/2016)

Sobering beds will provide safe spaces in Port Hardy (10/20/2016)

Comprehensive sexual assault care now offered at Lady Minto Hospital (10/19/2016)

Boy dies from eating poison mushroom (10/12/2016)

A song of praise for Mt. Tolmie Hospital care team (10/12/2016)

Exercise caution when picking wild mushrooms (10/10/2016)

Raising awareness one purple cap at a time (10/5/2016)

PARTY program urges Island teens to learn tough lessons from misery of others (10/3/2016)



Request for proposals issued for Port Alberni - West Coast residential care beds (9/30/2016)

RFP released for development of long-term care beds in the Comox Valley (9/30/2016)

Langford Lake Blue Green Algae Bloom Advisory (9/30/2016)

Opening of new Campbell River and Comox Valley Hospitals one year away (9/29/2016)

BC's Mobile Medical Unit to Visit Cowichan (9/28/2016)

Leadership role inspires career path for Nanaimo Regional General Hospital volunteer (9/26/2016)

Wellness is the word at Lunch and Learn series (9/26/2016)

Asthma Peak in September (9/16/2016)

Enhanced health and wellness for students in Sooke School District (9/13/2016)

Beating the Back-to-School Germs - Establishing new routines to stay healthy (9/7/2016)



Island Health Baby Bed Program delivered in Port Alberni (8/24/2016)

Improving quality of life in residential care homes (8/16/2016)

Island Health welcomes new doctors to practice in Ladysmith and Port Hardy (8/15/2016)

Island Health continues to perform at a high level (8/11/2016)

RFP released for development of long-term care beds in the Cowichan Valley (8/3/2016)



New NRGH Emergency Department outreach program makes life a little easier for homeless population (7/27/2016)

New boilers mean energy savings (7/14/2016)

New Computed Tomography Scanners now in use at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (7/14/2016)

Breast Milk Depot at Victoria General Hospital supports babies in need (7/12/2016)

Island Health uncovers additional privacy breach (7/8/2016)

Parking improvement project at Royal Jubilee Hospital (7/6/2016)



Island Health Nurse named BC Health Care Hero (6/30/2016)

Island Health Board welcomes new director (6/29/2016)

HarbourCats hit a homerun with tobacco-free partnership (6/28/2016)

Island Health acts on privacy breach (6/14/2016)

Island Health receives national award for innovative approach to diversity and inclusion in healthcare (6/7/2016)

Island Health Board of Directors to meet in Duncan (6/2/2016)

North Island Hospitals Project employment and skills training reaches another milestone (6/1/2016)



Island Health seeks owner/operator for supportive recovery beds on Salt Spring Island (5/31/2016)

Island Health seeks owner/operator for new sobering bed program in Campbell River (5/31/2016)

Island Health seeks owner/operator for new sobering and assessment bed program in Port Alberni (5/31/2016)

Island Health honours Victoria Transit and Starbucks for ongoing support of those living with mental illness (5/19/2016)

And the earth, moved... (5/12/2016)

Esquimalt Waterfront Advisory (5/10/2016)

Island Health magazine wins two international awards (5/3/2016)



Chartwell and Island Health announce agreement to develop Chartwell Malaspina Gardens Care Residence (4/20/2016)

West Coast General Hospital a leader in energy efficiency (4/20/2016)

Prepare for your care in the future (4/13/2016)



Patient Advisor Wins National Award for Health Research (3/31/2016)

Island Health seeks owner/operator for new sobering bed program in Port Hardy (3/23/2016)

Island Health seeks owner/operator for new sobering bed program in Cowichan Valley (3/23/2016)

Nanaimo Hospital Auxiliary volunteers give more than $300,000 to support patient care (3/18/2016)

A century, and counting... (3/16/2016)

Life affirming art program (3/14/2016)

New unit dose medication distribution to increase patient safety (3/10/2016)

Island Health Board of Directors to meet in Courtenay (3/7/2016)



Students benefit from school-based access to health care at new John Barsby Wellness Centre (2/26/2016)

Use your emergency department wisely (2/24/2016)

Online testing service for sexually-transmitted infections comes to Vancouver Island (2/22/2016)

Saturday clinic hours will help Port Hardy patients get the right medical care in the right setting (2/10/2016)



Innovative Primary Care Teamlet Offers Continuum of Care for Enhanced Health Services in Cowichan Valley (1/26/2016)

Island Health Board of Directors to meet in Nanaimo (1/22/2016)

Enhanced withdrawal management services now open in Mount Waddington (1/21/2016)

Routine HIV testing now an option for patients admitted to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (1/8/2016)

Island Health Board of Directors to meet in Nanaimo (1/7/2016)

Increase in overdoses occurring in Nanaimo (1/7/2016)