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May 21, 2020

The Doctor is In: supporting physicians in re-opening offices

Prepared by physicians for physicians, the document summarizes and compiles the guidelines from the Provincial Health Officer, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC, WorkSafeBC and BCCDC.

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May 20, 2020

CEO & Chief MHO Joint Update: May 20, 2020

Yesterday, we had the opportunity to connect with staff and medical staff in our weekly COVID-19 town hall, followed by a public town hall in the evening, co-hosted by MLAs Ronna-Rae Leonard and Norm Letnick. These sessions are always a good opportunity to hear from staff, medical staff and the public. As we move to phase two of the BC Restart Plan, with sectors of the economy beginning to open and services returning, events like these help us be open and transparent, and allow us to learn where we have more work to do as we transition into our new normal.

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May 20, 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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May 20, 2020

Infection prevention and control update for LTC and family & visitor guidance

Ministry of Health Infection Prevention and Control for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).  This update replaces the March 20, 2020 version

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May 20, 2020

Victoria General Hospital medical staff and staff access change

Starting Monday, May 25th, all staff and medical staff will no longer be able to access the building via the South Main Entrance in support of physical distancing.

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May 19, 2020

Long-term Care Update

Participation in emergency outbreak teleconference for COVID+ resident and increasing physician/NP presence in LTC.

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May 19, 2020

Medical Imaging ramp-up plan

Effective May 19th, Medical Imaging will begin implementing a ramp up plan including multiple enhanced safety measures .

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May 19, 2020

Island Health Medical Staff COVID-19 Updates May 19

A daily summary of updates on the Medical Staff Website.

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May 19, 2020

CEO & Chief MHO Joint Update: May 19, 2020

We invite you to join us this evening at 7:15 p.m. for a virtual public town hall, hosted by Courtenay-Comox MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard and Opposition Health Critic MLA Norm Letnick, We will be taking questions from the public which are submitted live during the town hall. Tune in to the live stream through the Government of B.C.’s Facebook page or YouTube channel.

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May 19, 2020

PPE for Physicians in community practices on Vancouver Island

For specialist physicians, Island Health will review all requests for PPE according to the type of service and population being provided care.

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