Island Health Medical Staff COVID-19 Updates July 30

  • The next email bulletin will occur Tuesday August 4 unless urgent updates are required.  The medical staff website is updated Monday through Friday (excluding stat holidays).
  • Provincial and Island Health Data


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PHO/MHO News Release, BC COVID-19 Dashboard

COVID-19 case numbers by Island Health Service Delivery Area  Last case announced Monday July 27

A Message from Kathy McNeil re: new work streams

  • Island Health will move to a regional model of clinical leadership - this includes cross-portfolio planning teams that will maintain a focus on COVID-19 response while looking towards longer term service improvements.

Message from Dr. Stanwick and Victoria Schmid re: COVID Testing Call Centre

  • Island Health is experiencing a surge in calls to our COVID-19 testing call centre. In the past few days we are nearing 900 calls per day.

Three Steps To Improving Care for Trans Patients

  • Online accredited learning courses designed for primary care providers in BC to increase knowledge about transgender health and develop the skills to provide gender-affirming care

A passion for public health: meet Dr. Mike Benusic, Island Health’s new MHO

  • Dr. Mike Benusic has joined Island Health as the new Medical Health Officer for central Vancouver Island.

Updated recommended therapies for COVID-19

    • Clinical Reference Group Recommendations: Therapies for COVID-19
    • Clinical Reference Group: Unproven Therapies for COVID-19
    • Antimicrobial and Immunomodulatory Therapy in Adult Patients with COVID-19

VP Pandemic Planning & Chief MHO Update July 30