Island Health Medical Staff COVID-19 Updates May 11

  • Provincial and Island Health Data


New Cases

Total cases

Total Recovered

Total currently hospitalized (ICU)

Total Deaths





66 (18)


Island Health




1 (0)


  • Practice Support Program available to help
    • Island Health PSP coaches are supporting physicians and their practices to respond, adapt and enhance their practices to meet patient safety and care needs during COVID-19 (medical staff website).
  • Drs. Omar & Danish Ahmad living in ERs extremes of pandemic — in Victoria, in New York
    • The two emergency physicians are living out the extremes of the global pandemic, one having just a handful of critical-care COVID-19 patients and the other forced regularly to have end-of-life conversations with patients. (medical staff website).
  • Dr. Bri Budlovsky and Dr. Khala Albert celebrate a different kind of Mother’s Day this year
    • Two more emergency physicians were profiled in the Victoria News as part of the Victoria Hospital Foundation’s Hospital Heroes initiative (medical staff website).

Upcoming town hall:

  • Tomorrow Virtual Island Health COVID-19 Town Hall, Tuesday May 12 at noon
    • Virtual town hall with EOC leaders. Please call (toll Free): 1-844-445-4475 (access code provided in May 11 Daily Summary--please see your VIHA or preferred email account) (medical staff website).
  • COVID-19 Staff and Medical Staff Town Hall

Upcoming webinars & rounds:

  • Thursday May 14, 8am Managing COVID-19 Patients in the Rural ER: Diagnosis to Transport and Everything in Between (medical staff website)
  • Thursday May 14, 7pm COVID-19 Update: Office-Based Primary Care-Safety for Your Patients, Your Staff, and Yourself (medical staff website)