Welcome to Island Health

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


and a new website for medical staff:


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.


Professional Practice


Professional Practice is an interprofessional team that develops, coordinates, integrates and supports strategies that enable professional disciplines and program staff to deliver safe, competent, ethical person/patient focused care.

Professional Practice includes:

Contact Information

Chief Nursing Officer
Administrative Assistant:
Irena Bryan
Email Irena Bryan

Professional Practice
Administrative Assistant:
Alicia Brennan
Phone:250.519.7700 Local 12762
Email Alicia Brennan


Chief, Professional Practice and Chief Nursing Officer
Dawn Nedzelski


Director, Professional Practice
Joanne Maclaren