2017 News Releases



The Flu is here. Make protecting your community from the flu your New Year’s resolution (12/29/2017)

Fentanyl test strips help keep people safer this winter (12/20/2017)

Community Wellness Granting Program (12/15/2017)

Island Health RFP invites schematic design proposals for proposed hospice house in Cowichan (12/14/2017)

Johnson Street Supervised Consumption Services approved (12/14/2017)

Island Health seeks providers for new Supervised Consumption Service (12/12/2017)

Fighting the flu begins and ends with you (12/1/2017)



Project Development Agreement signed for a new Residential Care Facility in the Cowichan Valley (11/29/2017)

Forensic Nurse Examiners in Port Hardy offer specialized support after sexual assault or relationship violence (11/22/2017)

Small button batteries pose risk to children (11/15/2017)

Island Health invites public feedback on community hospice beds in the Comox Valley (11/10/2017)

Workplace Cultural Journey underway at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (11/9/2017)

Island Health Protection Services Recognized for Brave Acts (11/8/2017)



Update: Island Health radiology review (10/26/2017)

Get your flu shot early & protect the ones you love (10/23/2017)

Opportunity for Island Health patients to be heard (10/6/2017)

Island Health, UVic and UBC launch major cognitive health research project - Victoria family funds ambitious five-year project that aims to improve diagnosis and treatment (10/5/2017)

Community Open House Rescheduled (10/5/2017)

Early colon cancer screening test for average-risk patients temporarily suspended (10/3/2017)

Island Health supports fragile babies & caregivers during breastfeeding week (10/2/2017)

North Island Hospital Comox Valley Move #NIHMoveCV (10/1/2017)



Island Health’s Forensic Nurse Examiner Program is now available at Oceanside Health Centre (9/27/2017)

Cowichan District Hospital Celebrates 50 years (9/22/2017)

New baby bed program on Vancouver Island promotes safe sleep (9/19/2017)

Island Health opens overdose prevention site in Cowichan Valley (9/18/2017)

North Island Hospital Campbell River & District Move #NIHMoveCR (9/10/2017)

UPDATE: Hepatitis A in Western Family brand pineapple chunks (9/5/2017)

Cowichan Medical Health Officer (9/5/2017)

Hepatitis A in Western Family brand pineapple chunks (9/1/2017)

Hepatitis A in Western Family brand pineapple chunks (9/1/2017)

Pediatric Asthma Peak is Coming Soon (9/1/2017)



Top award celebrates career of Ucluelet nurse (8/31/2017)

North Island Hospital Campbell River & District opens Sunday, September 10th (8/30/2017)

The Secret Nail (8/30/2017)

Back to School Tips to Combat Anxiety and Stress (8/30/2017)

Healthy start tips as school year begins (8/28/2017)

Possible exposure to tuberculosis prompts precautionary measure (8/14/2017)

Safe drug use at festivals (8/8/2017)

Supervised Consumption Services Approved for Victoria (8/3/2017)



Temperatures rising across Island Health (7/31/2017)

Forensic Nurse Examiner Program is available 24/7 (7/25/2017)

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)



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)



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)



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)



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)



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)



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)