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.


Nov. 20 - Telehealth for Multiple Sclerosis

Improving Access to Specialists

When: November 20, 2017 (12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)

Where: Royal Jubilee Hospital Patient Care Centre Room S169 and via webinar (see below for instructions)


Learn how Island Health is improving access to specialists for people with Multiple Sclerosis through TeleHealth! This patient-driven Quality Improvement project was funded by the Specialist Services Committee. Presenter Amber Holden worked with project lead Dr. Olinka Hrebicek to gather data during the 3-year pilot. This data provided the evidence needed for Island Health to sustain the program beyond the initial grant.

At the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:

  • identify the reasons for a care model re-design for Multiple Sclerosis patients
  • understand the importance of leveraging data to support the sustainability of new programs
  • recognize the value of using technology to support patient-centered programs at a local level


  • Amber Holden, Nurse; Clinical Lead, MS Telehealth Project


  • Anyone interested!