News

September 22, 2022

Urgent and primary care centre opened in Victoria

More people living in Victoria and surrounding communities will have increased access to primary health-care services as a new urgent and primary care centre (UPCC) opened at the Gorge Road Hospital at 63 Gorge Rd. E. on Monday, Sept. 19, 2022.

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September 21, 2022

Accreditation Essentials Webinar Session #6: Medication Management

Join the Island Health Accreditation team at our upcoming Accreditation Essentials Webinar where we take a deep dive into the Medication Management with a Medication Safety Consultant!

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September 21, 2022

Discontinuing Additional Precautions Related to COVID- 19

This BCCDC guidance document is updated as follows, The duration of additional precautions for patients with COVID-19 exposure risk has been shortened to 10 days from 14 days, Added algorithm for duration of COVID-19 related droplet and contact precautions as a quick reference tool, these and more within the document.

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September 20, 2022

Sepsis Awareness Month: Test your knowledge and show your support!

We invite you to join us in recognizing Sepsis Awareness Month this September by participating in the Great Island Health Sepsis Challenge. This short online quiz will test your knowledge of sepsis - a life threatening organ dysfunction caused by the body's response to an infection.

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September 20, 2022

Shaping Our Workplace: Your Voice Matters!

On Monday, September 26th, you will receive an email from EPSI, an outside professional services firm, with a link to access the confidential online survey. You will be invited to answer questions on communication, supervision, organizational culture, job characteristics and leadership within Island Health.

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September 20, 2022

Presentation from Dr. Alika Lafontaine, president of the Canadian Medical Association

In honour and recognition of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Day, Dr. Alika Lafontaine, recently named president of the Canadian Medical Association and the first Indigenous president in its 155-year history, will present on: Truth and reconciliation in health care and the role and responsibilities of the health care team.

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September 16, 2022

Get boosted to protect from COVID-19

Island Health employees are encouraged to stay up-to-date with boosters to protect yourself, those around you and the health care system. Boosters provide the best protection against severe illness as we move into the fall and winter respiratory seasons.

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September 16, 2022

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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September 16, 2022

COVID-19 vaccination requirements for health-care system workers remain in place

In order to protect the province’s most vulnerable and the overall health-care system, COVID-19 vaccination requirements for health-care system workers continue to be in place.

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September 16, 2022

Geographic distribution of COVID-19 by local health area of case residence

Epi-Week 36 Cases September 4 to 10, 2022.

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