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2017 News Releases

July

 

Stool transplant doctor wins research funding award (7/20/2017)

Comox Valley group shares support, cure information about Hepatitis C (7/12/2017)

Needle Recovery in the Cowichan Valley (7/6/2017)

June

 

Local food operator to supply retail food services at new hospital campuses in Campbell River and the Comox Valley (6/28/2017)

Island Health wins innovation award for research project involving smartphone communication for better patient care (6/27/2017)

Island Health recognized at 2017 BC Health Care Awards (6/26/2017)

Second supervised consumption service application submitted for Victoria (6/20/2017)

Island Health President and CEO moving on (6/14/2017)

Harbourcats knock it out of the park with tobacco-free partnership (6/8/2017)

Nurse Practitioner who works with severely mentally ill patients wins UVic award (6/8/2017)

Celebrate safe cycling, walking and wheeling for kids at the Oak Bay Tea Party (6/1/2017)

May

 

Study asks people using drugs to shape their primary care (5/23/2017)

AIDS Vancouver Island and Island Health implementing overdose prevention services in Campbell River (5/23/2017)

Royal Jubilee Psychiatric Emergency Service to be Temporarily Relocated for Renovations (5/18/2017)

Mental Health App gets a Boost (5/17/2017)

New Service Available for People Addicted to Opioids in Victoria (5/16/2017)

Nanaimo health care providers get in step with annual Walk With Your Doc event (5/10/2017)

The Port Alberni Shelter Society and Island Health implementing overdose prevention services in Port Alberni (5/9/2017)

Tent City brings out the best in this year’s recipients of Mental Health Substance Use Community Service Awards (5/2/2017)

April

 

Community feedback sought on supervised consumption services in Nanaimo (4/24/2017)

Scam Alert: Fake job postings target overseas healthcare professionals (4/21/2017)

Island Health undertaking radiology review (4/11/2017)

New Baby Hugging Program introduced at Victoria General Hospital (4/5/2017)

Island Health Community Wellness Grant Recipients (4/3/2017)

March

 

AIDS Vancouver Island and Island Health implementing overdose prevention services in the Comox Valley (3/30/2017)

One choice changed my life forever (3/30/2017)

Pizzas for excellence in patient care (3/29/2017)

TimberWest pledges $100,000 to the new North Island Hospitals (3/29/2017)

Island Health’s Aboriginal Employment Program nationally recognized for dedication to diversity (3/28/2017)

Canada's first tele-pediatric intensive care program launched in BC (3/28/2017)

Make your home poison-free - prevent childhood poisoning (3/20/2017)

Community partners celebrate official opening of Hospice at Yucalta Lodge (3/17/2017)

FortisBC recognizes Island Health emission reductions with new boiler upgrade at Eagle Park Lodge (3/14/2017)

Island Health - one of BC's Top Employers (3/9/2017)

A New Social Media Platform for Victoria General Hospital's Pediatric Patients (3/8/2017)

ICBC steps up funding to teach Island youth about dangers of risky driving behaviour (3/7/2017)

Island Health Board of Directors to meet in Nanaimo (3/7/2017)

Maternity clinic improves access to care for women in North Island communities (3/1/2017)

February

 

Room enhancements underway for Hospice at Ayre Manor (2/24/2017)

Boil Water Notice lifted for users of the Comox Valley water system (2/21/2017)

Opportunities abound for North Island Hospital Volunteers (2/14/2017)

Workshops help participants maintain wellness (2/8/2017)

Health care career fair in Campbell River (2/1/2017)

Food without fear (2/1/2017)

January

 

Naloxone kits available on Salt Spring Island (1/26/2017)

Island Health seeks patient advisors in Campbell River and the Comox Valley (1/25/2017)

New director joins Island Health Board (1/20/2017)

Renovations complete at Royal Jubilee Hospital emergency department (1/18/2017)

Cowichan District Hospital replacement one step closer (1/17/2017)

Island Health implementing overdose prevention site in Nanaimo (1/16/2017)

Island Health asks for public’s assistance in appropriate emergency room use (1/13/2017)

Much more to immunization than a jab (1/11/2017)

Lunch and learn supports smokers’ quest to quit (1/9/2017)

Supervised Consumption Services Application Submitted (1/3/2017)