Island Health Medical Staff COVID-19 Updates May 26

  • The next email bulletin will occur Thursday May 28 unless urgent updates are required. The medical staff website however is updated Monday through Friday.
  • Provincial and Island Health Data


New Cases

Total cases

Total Recovered

Total currently hospitalized (ICU)

Total Deaths





37 (7)


Island Health




1 (0)


BCCDC COVID-19 Daily Situation Report, PHO/MHO News Release, PHO/MHO Transcript, BC COVID-19 Dashboard

  • New VP of Pandemic Planning announced
    • Victoria Schmid is the new VP of Pandemic Planning for Island Health. She will oversee our pandemic planning and response to COVID-19 under the leadership of the Deputy Health Minister and Provincial Health Officer (medical staff website).
  • COVID-19 laboratory processing changes
    • Vancouver Island COVID-19 tests will be processed at Victoria General Hospital starting June 1 (medical staff website).
  • Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Prophylaxis for COVID-19
  • New and Revised Order Sets available
    • Order sets for COVID-19, Anesthesia, Cardiac Cath Lab, Emergency, Gynecology, Interventional Radiology, Laboratory, Medicine, Hospitalists, Family Practice, Nephrology, NICU, Pediatrics, Primary Care, RADU, Transfusion Medicine (medical staff website)
  • Endotracheal Intubation in Critical Care and Emergency Departments
  • Share your COVID-19 experience through the BC Emergency Medicine Network

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