Island Health Medical Staff Updates October 15

  • The next email bulletin will occur Tuesday October 20 unless urgent updates are required. The medical staff website is updated Monday through Friday (excluding holidays).

COVID-19 Case Updates


Today’s New Cases

New Cases since October 12

(last bulletin)

Currently hospitalized (ICU)

Cumulative Cases

Total Deaths




74 (24)



Island Health



0 (0)



PHO/MHO News Release, BC COVID-19 Dashboard, BC Surveillance Report

4 new cases since October 12

*Data changes daily as new cases are identified, characteristics of reported cases change or are updated, and data corrections are made.*

Island Health is seeking physicians and NPs for temporary COVID-19 testing work

  • Island Health is expanding COVID-19 testing services in Victoria and Nanaimo and is seeking physicians and nurse practitioners (privileged and non-privileged) to work and collect nasopharyngeal samples. Half and full day shifts are available for a limited time while additional registered nurses are recruited. Please contact if you are interested.

New and Revised Order Sets

  • The Island Health Order Sets Committee has released several new and revised order sets.

Island Health Staff and Medical Staff Flu Clinics Start October 19

  • Medical staff flu clinic schedules are now available for north islandcentral islandsouth island. Please note, these clinics are only for medical staff and staff working in facilities.

Discharge of Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19 Patients*

  • Procedure to use when considering the discharge of a suspected or confirmed adult COVID-19 patient from an Island Health acute care facility. *Island Health log-in required

Ethics Week 2020: Navigating Pandemic Dilemmas

  • The Ethics team is hosting a series of Zoom conversations on a variety of topics from November 2 – 8. 

State of emergency extended to October 27

VP Pandemic Planning Update Wednesday October 14, 2020

 Upcoming webinars & rounds:

  • Virtual COVID-19 Town Hall |October 20 12:00-13:00 | Call in Details: 1-844-426-4405 Access Code: please see your island health/preferred email.