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April 15, 2021

Primary Care Update: COVID-19

Due to increasing infection rates and the need to protect our healthcare resources it is essential that people continue to carefully observe public health restrictions and get tested right away if needed. The state of emergency in British Columbia is extended through end of the day on April 27, 2021, and is based on recommendations from B.C.’s health and emergency management officials.

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April 15, 2021

COVID-19 outbreak at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital

Island Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH). Three patients have tested positive for COVID-19. The outbreak is limited to the High Intensity Rehab unit.

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April 14, 2021

British Columbia provincial Trauma Awareness Week: April 11 - 17, 2021

​The Government of British Columbia has proclaimed April 11 – 17 Trauma Awareness Week in B.C. Island Health wants to acknowledge trauma survivors and their families, as well as our interdisciplinary team members who work behind the scenes to save lives.

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April 14, 2021

50 new cases, Island Health total 4,125

Posted on: April 14, 2021

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April 14, 2021

COVID-19 Situation Report

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

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April 14, 2021

April 14th COVID-19 Weekly Immunization Update

As of April 13 our immunizing teams delivered 189,014 first doses of COVID-19 vaccine, which means 1 in 4 adults in our region has been vaccinated.

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April 14, 2021

State of emergency extended to continue B.C.’s COVID-19 response

The state of emergency is extended through the end of the day on April 27, 2021, to allow staff to take the necessary actions to keep British Columbians safe and manage immediate concerns and COVID-19 outbreaks.

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April 14, 2021

Five Days in May: In a Pandemic and Beyond: Engaging Patients as Partners for Hospital at Home

In fall 2020, Island Health debuted a prototype of a Hospital at Home (HaH) program based at Victoria General Hospital. HaH allows for a subset of acutely ill, clinically stable patients to choose a safe and effective alternative to traditional facility based in-patient treatment. HaH patients have 24/7 access to treatment, diagnostics, and hospital-level expertise from the comfort of their own home.

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April 14, 2021

How to Build a Mass Immunization Clinic

On February 25th, Island Health opened its first Continuous mass immunization clinic at Beban Park in Nanaimo. On April 12th, we opened our 17th and final clinic at the Victoria Conference Centre. This averages out to one clinic opening every three days over a seven-week period – quite an accomplishment!

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