Island Health Medical Staff COVID-19 Updates May 28

  • The next email bulletin will occur Tuesday June 2 unless urgent updates are required. However, the medical staff website is updated Monday through Friday.
  • Provincial and Island Health Data


New Cases

Total cases

Total Recovered

Total currently hospitalized (ICU)

Total Deaths





33 (6)


Island Health




1 (0)


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

  • Organizational Realignment
    • o President & CEO Kathy MacNeil announced an executive organizational realignment to better align, connect and support our teams (medical staff website).
  • Physical distancing & staying home when sick reminder
    • o As we re-start many services and more people are in the workplace, please remember that all medical staff and staff must adhere to physical distancing requirements and appropriate hygiene practices and staying home when sick. (medical staff website).
  • Physician Continuing Professional Development Requirements Revised Due To COVID-19
    • o The College of Family Physicians of Canada and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada have both waived their continuing professional development and maintenance of certification requirements for this year (medical staff website).
  • Rural Maternity Survey
    • o Researchers from UBC & the Centre for Rural Health Research are seeking rural and remote maternity care providers in British Columbia to take part in a study (medical staff website).

Upcoming webinars & rounds:

  • Tuesday, June 2 Virtual Island Health COVID-19 Town Hall at noon Virtual town hall with EOC leaders. Please call (toll Free): 1-844-445-4475 (access code: 133 331 7541 (medical staff website).


If you have any questions, please email