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March 14, 2024

Young Adult Mental Health Unit Opens at Royal Jubilee Hospital

The RJH Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU) team is excited to announce the opening of its new Young Adult Mental Health Unit.

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March 12, 2024

March Long Term Care Program Newsletter

Highlights in this edition: Review restraint use in LTC, Clinical documentation continues to go live and LTC has Wiki Cerner page resources and Powercoaches to help your site!! Nutrition: review undernutrition CAP in RAI coding and how nutrition promotes wound healing, and more.

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March 12, 2024

MHSU Update February 2024

​​The January/February Edition is out now of the Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU) newsletter. Find out more about the new treatment centre in Parksville, the new youth program and much more.

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March 8, 2024

Happy International Women's Day: Inspire Inclusion

March 8 is International Women's Day! On this globally recognized day, we collectively celebrate the achievements of women and remind ourselves of the work still to be done across the world, in the continuous push for equality - socially, culturally, economically and politically.

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March 7, 2024

Medical Health Officers' Newsletter: No. 357

Global increase in measles cases: Measles cases are increasing globally, with recent reports of outbreaks in Europe and India and limited spread in USA and Quebec. Travel-acquired measles cases in Island Health are possible, which could lead to local outbreaks.

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March 6, 2024

New Study: Prescribing Opioids to People reduces Deaths in BC

A new study by the University of British Columbia and BC Centre for Disease Control, among others, published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), shows people prescribed at least one day's supply of pharmaceutical-grade opioids had a 61 per cent lower risk of death from any cause the following week.

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March 6, 2024

Five Days in May 2024: Save the Dates

Each year, Island Health teams up with partner organizations to unite researchers and students, patients and healthcare providers, decision-makers, and the general public, fostering learning, idea exchange, and innovation. The events for this year are as follows: May 2: Seniors Health; May 9: Artificial Intelligence; May 16: Mental Health; May 23: Youth Health; and May 30: Indigenous Health.

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March 4, 2024

It's Time to Renew Your BCCNM Registration

This is a reminder that BC College of Nurses and Midwives​ (BCCNM) registration renewal is underway.

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March 4, 2024

Measles Cases are on the Rise - Ensure Immunizations Are Up to Date

Measles is circulating internationally and there are cases in Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia. Please remind your patients/clients to ensure their routine immunizations are up to date, especially before travelling.

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March 4, 2024

Island Health: Doctors of BC Survey Results

Doctors of BC recently released results from the 8th annual Health Authority Engagement Survey. This survey measures BC physicians’ level of engagement with their respective health authorities and hospitals/sites.

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