News

August 4, 2020

FROM THE CEO: Addressing Racism - new survey launched

On behalf of Island Health’s President & CEO Kathy MacNeil, I am writing to encourage your participation in a survey that has just launched asking health care workers to share our experiences with racism and discrimination in the health care system. 

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July 31, 2020

Public Health COVID-19 Status Dashboard

Public Health COVID-19 Status Dashboard-July 31

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July 31, 2020

Urgent and primary care centre coming to Esquimalt

People living in Esquimalt and neighbouring communities will soon have better access to team-based everyday health care with planning for an urgent and primary care centre (UPCC) underway in the municipality.

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July 30, 2020

Island Health Medical Staff COVID-19 Updates July 30

A summary of updates on the Medical Staff Website.

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July 30, 2020

VP Pandemic Planning & Chief MHO Joint Update: July 30, 2020

At today’s briefing, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix spoke about travel during the time of COVID, and the risks that travelers bring with them to their destinations and back home upon return.

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July 30, 2020

Message from Dr. Stanwick and Victoria Schmid re: COVID Testing Call Centre

Island Health is experiencing a surge in calls to our COVID-19 testing call centre. In the past few days we are nearing 900 calls per day, which is approximately four times the normal average and this is creating very long wait times and frustration for many.

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July 30, 2020

Three Steps To Improving Care for Trans Patients

Trans Care BC online learning courses designed for primary care providers in BC to increase knowledge about transgender health and develop the skills to provide gender-affirming care. All trainings are online and free.

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July 29, 2020

A Message from Kathy MacNeil, Island Health President & CEO

With summer now underway I'm planning some vacation time away starting next week, and I want to encourage all of you to take your vacation as well. While work plays a significant role in our lives, time off is an important component in achieving a healthy work-life balance and allows us to gain some perspective. With the stress and challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is even more important for each of us to rest and rejuvenate. Please enjoy the summer as you take the time to recharge.

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July 29, 2020

A passion for public health: meet Mike Benusic, Island Health’s new MHO

In July, Dr. Mike Benusic joined Island Health as the new Medical Health Officer (MHO) for central Vancouver Island. He takes over that role from Paul Hasselback, who retired recently following a decades-long career in public health.

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July 29, 2020

Updated COVID-19 Therapy Guidance

Updated documents for: British Columbia COVID19 Therapeutics Committee (CTC) Clinical Practice Guidance for Antimicrobial and Immunomodulatory Therapy in Adult Patients with COVID-19, Clinical Reference Group Recommendations: Therapies for COVID-19 and Clinical Reference Group SBAR: Therapies for COVID-19.

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