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July 10, 2020

Island-wide Overdose Alert - Extended July 7, 2020

Due to the continued risk associated with the toxic drug supply the decision has been made to again extend the previously issued overdose alert inclusive of all communities on Vancouver Island, with specific concern to both opioids and stimulants. There has also been a marked increase of smoking as a factor in overdose incidents leading to these alerts.

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July 10, 2020

Public Health COVID-19 Status Dashboard

Public Health COVID-19 Status Dashboard-July 10

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July 10, 2020

Memo: Update and Call to Action - Indigenous Specific Racism

As noted in yesterday’s end of day update, Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond announced Terms of Reference for her investigation into the disturbing allegations made about racist activities within one or more hospital emergency departments across the province. She also shared that her investigation will be taking a wider look into Indigenous specific racism in B.C.’s health system.

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July 9, 2020

Island Health Medical Staff COVID-19 Updates July 9

A summary of updates on the Medical Staff Website.

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July 9, 2020

CEO & Chief MHO Joint Update: July 9, 2020

Today was a busy day starting with a virtual event to mark the opening of the Summit in Victoria – a 320 bed long-term care home. We are grateful the Summit was not needed in our early pandemic response, and that residents are moving in over the coming days.

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July 9, 2020

​​​​​​Special Island Health Edition Celebrates Health Care Heroes

Read about how virtual care transformed from a little-used option to an essential tool in Island Health's pandemic response; how our Health Protection and Environmental Services team came together to meet the challenges of COVID-19; find great staycation ideas for your summer holidays, and some great tips for creating tasty meals.​​ 

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July 9, 2020

Virtual Town Hall | Tuesday July 14 | 12:00-13:00 - Teleconference Only

Our next Virtual Town Hall meeting is today, Tuesday July 14– 12:00-13:00 – audio only.

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July 9, 2020

Pre-procedure COVID Assessment in PowerChart

All surgical patients must be screened for risk of COVID-19 24-72 hours preoperatively and on the Day of Surgery. This includes inpatient units, critical care, obstetrics, pediatrics or emergency department screening prio

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July 8, 2020

Infection and Prevention Control Guidance on Code White Response

Code White refers to a trained team response to a disturbance that is a behavioural emergency involving clients in health-care settings. This document provides interim guidance to health-care personnel (HCP) regarding infection prevention and control (IPC) measures to prevent transmission of COVID-19 during a Code White response.

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July 7, 2020

Island Health Medical Staff COVID-19 Updates July 7

A summary of updates on the Medical Staff Website.

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