Welcome to Island Health

On August 1 st, we launched our new public website:

wwww.islandhealth.ca

and a new website for medical staff:

medicalstaff.islandhealth.ca

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.

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Advance Care Planning Resources

Many resources are available to help you plan for your future health care. 

Start with the provincial 'My Voice' Advance Care Planning Guide

My Voice - Expressing My Wishes for Future Health Care Treatment.

We encourage you to download a copy here, as limited printed copies are available.

You may visit www.gov.bc.ca/advancecare to download the My Voice Advance Care Planning Guide directly or to locate additional resources.  You may also call Health Link BC at 8-1-1 for further information.

If you wish to order hard copies of the My Voice: Expressing My Wishes for Future Health Care Treatment guide in single or in bulk, please visit Crown Publication’s website or call Crown Publications staff Monday through Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm Pacific Standard Time at telephone: 250-387-6409 or 1-800-663-6105 (toll-free in BC). A charge for shipping and handling, plus applicable taxes will be applied to your order.

Additional Resources

Introduction to Advance Care Planning (PDF)

Is CPR Right for Me? (PDF)

Feeding Considerations (PDF)

Advance Care Planning Health Tools can be found on HealthLink BC. Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. At Health link BC you will find interactive health tools on the following topics:

  • Should I have artificial hydration and nutrition?
  • Should I receive CPR and life support?
  • Should I stop kidney dialysis?
  • Should I stop treatment that prolongs my life?

Helpful Websites

Seniors BC - "Making Future Health Care Decisions"

Advance Care Planning - Health Link BC

Nidus Personal Planning Resources

Public Guardian and Trustee of BC