News

January 27, 2023

Significant investment to stabilize north island health-care services

Today, Health Minister Adrian Dix announced significant investments and initiatives to immediately stabilize and improve access to health-care services, including emergency care, in Port Hardy and the Mount Waddington region.

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January 27, 2023

RJH- VGH passenger shuttle service returns

Effective Tuesday February 21st, Island Health will be reintroducing a passenger service. Transport will be between RJH and VGH. Passenger space is limited, as this route is primarily to support freight and lab transport. Space is on a first-come, first-served basis. Consequently, return trips cannot be guaranteed.

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January 27, 2023

Winter Surge Tip of the Week - Optimizing the Community Virtual Care Program at Discharge

Tip: Did you know that the Community Virtual Care program is available to support patient discharges? Read more about how the Community Virtual Care Program is able to help support clients from the comfort of their home.

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January 26, 2023

BCCDC COVID-19 Long Term Care, Assisted Living & Other Residential Outbreak Report

A weekly update for Long-Term Care, Assisted Living & Other Residential Living Facilities.

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January 26, 2023

COVID-19 Situation Report

This BCCDC report provides weekly data and refers to pandemic phases defined by population-level changes.

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January 26, 2023

Cold spell coming.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Vancouver Island, Greater Victoria and the Southern Gulf Islands.

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January 25, 2023

OneSign Tap N Go coming to VGH, GRH, SISC

Starting January 31, OneSign "Tap N Go" will be activated in computers and workstations on wheels (WoWs) across VGH, GRH and South Island Surgical Centre. This will allow medical and clinical staff to stay logged in across all the computers they work on for up to four hours, using their prox card to "tap in" and "tap out".

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January 25, 2023

Nanaimo’s Car 54 partnership drives care and connections for people in crisis

Enhanced services are available for people in Nanaimo experiencing mental health and/or substance use crises, thanks to Car 54 – a full-time mental health mobile program that launched in October 2022.

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January 25, 2023

MAiD Newsletter - January 2023

The January edition of the MAiD Newsletter is here. See updates on current legislation and MOH MAiD documents.​

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January 24, 2023

Fit Feb Challenge

February is Heart Month, and Island Health is joining the annual Fit Feb Challenge along with IWK Children's Heart Centre team in Halifax!

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