October 30, 2023

Harm Reduction Fall Newsletter: Volume 3 Issue 4

In the fall issue of the Harm Reduction Newsletter learn more about the OD Reporting functionality of the text alert system, new team members, and recently added Harm Reduction training modules!​

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October 27, 2023

Staff Immunization Clinics Continue

Another successful Staff Clinic was held yesterday, at Royal Jubilee Hospital, where Island Health President and CEO Kathy MacNeil joined the line to be immunized.

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October 25, 2023

Influenza & COVID-19 Vaccinations

Please refer to the Flu Vaccine page to view the Clinic Schedule. The campaign is on now until November 3. ​All employees of Island Health will be required to declare their vaccination status.​

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October 24, 2023

REMINDER: IHealth World Café at VGH and RJH

The IHealth World Café events at VGH on Wednesday, October 25 and at RJH on Thursday, October 26 are designed to help staff at these sites prepare for the IHealth activations coming in early 2024. Both events run from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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October 23, 2023

October 2023 issue of Mental Health Act (MHA) Infobits

The October BC Mental Health Act Infobits monthly newsletter highlights MHA educational supports, resources and provincial updates to support your practice. The topic for October 2023 is Review Panel Hearings.

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October 20, 2023

Island Health’s third central monitoring system installed to support safe deliveries for moms and babies

VGH is now one of three labour and delivery units in the region with a central monitoring board, joining Nanaimo Regional General Hospital and Cowichan District Hospital. VGH will be the first to implement new technology called FetaLink, which links the labouring patient’s continuously updated data to their chart in the electronic health record (EHR). FetaLink will be introduced at VGH in February 2024 as part of a facility-wide IHealth activation.

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October 18, 2023

IHealth World Café at VGH & RJH: Top 10 reasons to attend

Staff at VGH, RJH, GRH, and SISC have an opportunity next week to find out more about IHealth activations coming in early 2024.

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October 16, 2023

Influenza & COVID-19 Vaccinations

It’s that time of the year… do you have an immunization plan? Island Health encourages all staff to immunize against influenza and COVID-19. This year, you have the option to book and receive one or both shots at the same time – conveniently, safely and effectively. Island Health employees can choose from three options for receiving their vaccines.

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October 13, 2023

FROM THE ACTING CEO: Statement on the Israel-Gaza Conflict Escalation

As an organization of 30,000+ people with global connections, Island Health supports all staff, medical staff, students and volunteers who have friends and family in Israel and Gaza. For members of the Island Health family with connections to the region, or for those who are struggling to process this unfolding tragedy, please know there are supports available.

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October 12, 2023

Island Health Medical Staff Bulletin

In this edition, you will read about new medical leaders, medical leader opportunities, important updates, event and education, and much more.

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