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Our website was developed in partnership with patients and residents of Vancouver Island and the surrounding regions. It's accessible, mobile friendly and flexible to help us evolve with our communities as we work towards excellent health and care for everyone, everywhere, every time.

Come visit the new sites and update your bookmarks. This www.viha.ca site will continue to be available for one month so that our staff and partners have time to update their links to the new site. You can still browse the old site but it will no longer be updated.


Sooke - Your Health, Your Community, Your Say

June 12, 2018
SOOKE – You are invited to join the District of Sooke, South Island Division of Family Practice and Island Health at an open house on June 16. Sooke residents can review the summary of priorities emerging from the Sooke Community Health Service Planning process and learn more about efforts to improve access to primary care.

Members of the Sooke Planning Steering Committee Working Group will be available to discuss the draft plan and community members will be encouraged to provide feedback and complete a survey about access to the West Coast Medical Clinic.

The draft Sooke Community Health Services Planning document summarizes feedback from a November 2017 stakeholder engagement session and includes demographic and health care utilization data. This information is being used to identify priorities to support improved access to health and health care in Sooke and develop action strategies.

The Primary Health Care Services Working Group – which includes members from the District of Sooke, the Capital Regional District, Sooke family physicians, the South Island Division of Family Practice, the Sooke Region Communities Health Network and Island Health – is working together to develop local health care solutions for Sooke.

What:    Sooke Community Health Service Planning Open House
Where:  Sooke Baptist Church, 7110 West Coast Road
When:   June 16, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

For more information on the draft Sooke Community Health Services Planning process and the open house, please visit sooke.ca/health.

Media Contacts:
Meribeth Burton
Phone: 250-519-1815
Email: Meribeth.burton@viha.ca