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September 15, 2022

Minister’s statement on lives lost to poisoned drugs in B.C.

Sheila Malcolmson, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, has released the following statement regarding the BC Coroners Service’s report on illicit drug toxicity deaths in July 2022.

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September 15, 2022

COVID-19 Situation Report

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

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September 14, 2022

Island Health Medical Staff Bulletin

Topics covered include: Influenza Vaccine Updates, Toxic Drug Crisis Updates, COVID-19 Updates, Island Health spotlight news, upcoming news and events, plus many more...

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September 14, 2022

Emergency Medicine Physicians wanted for Port Alberni, Vancouver Island

West Coast General Hospital is urgently seeking Emergency Physicians and/or Family Practice physicians with qualifications/experience/interest in rural emergency medicine to fill Emergency Medicine shifts.

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September 14, 2022

Update on MHSU Sprint

Keva Glynn, Executive Lead of the Mental Health and Substance Use Sprint, provided an overview of the project at Tuesday, September 13th, staff and medical staff townhall.

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September 14, 2022

Special Edition Update Bulletin: Harm Reduction Policy

Island Health is committed to providing inclusive, compassionate and person-centred care that align with their C.A.R.E. values. To that end, they launched their new Harm Reduction – Substance Use policy in August 2022.

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September 14, 2022

Overdose Awareness at NRGH

Outside the front doors of NRGH, in recognition of Overdose Awareness Day, a table was set up that provided information about the current drug poisoning crisis, take home naloxone and training, as well as other overdose prevention resources.

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September 14, 2022

Shaping our Workplace: 2022 Employee Engagement Survey Launches Sept 26th

The survey will invite you to respond to a series of questions on topics such as communication, organizational culture, job characteristics and leadership. ​The survey will launch on September 26 and will remain open until October 17.

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September 13, 2022

Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) becomes a seven-day program

The IPAC Team is excited to announce that as of 9th September, 2022, they moved to become a seven-day program. This means that in addition to the support of your regular on-call Medical Microbiologist, two to three ICPs will be scheduled to work each weekend.

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September 13, 2022

September 20th is Mid Island Co-Op Fuel Good Day!

On September 20, 2022, fill up your car, truck, boat, or other fuelled vehicle at any of Mid Island Co-Op’s 18 locations around Vancouver Island and support the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital!

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