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October 5, 2021

B.C. mandates COVID-19 vaccines for public service workers and long-term care visitors

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said there will be an order coming into effect Oct. 12 that will require all long-term care and assisted living workers to have a first dose. Workers who are unvaccinated by end of day on Oct. 12 will have to take a mandatory leave of absence without pay. Starting Oct. 12, visitors to LTC homes will also have to show their vaccine card.

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October 5, 2021

B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

As of Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, 88.3% (4,092,813) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 81.7% (3,789,179) received their second dose.

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October 5, 2021

Order of the PHO: Updated - Residential Care COVID-19 Preventive Measures

As of October 26th, outside health care providers, personal care providers, regular other outside providers, occasional other outside providers can not enter LTC facilities, private hospitals, stand alone extended care hospitals, AL facilities if they do not provide proof of vaccination and much more.

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October 5, 2021

Truth and Reconciliation Day photos from Island Health

The Island Health family chose many ways to observe the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Click through to see various photographs!

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October 5, 2021

NNPBC - Truth Before Reconciliation - Part 2 Webinar October 8th

The Nurses and Nurse Practitioners of BC invite you to join 'What’s the Harm of Thanksgiving – Truth Before Reconciliation’ – Webinar Oct. 8th at 1pm PT.

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October 5, 2021

Ethics Lunch & Learn October 6, 2021!

The next Ethics Lunch & Learn is almost here! ​Please save the zoom details in your calendar and join Dr. Jeff Kerrie and Deborah Harver for great discussion at the October Ethics Lunch & Learn! Wednesday, October 06, 2021.

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October 5, 2021

78 New Cases, Island Health Total 8,961

This document includes information on: case count by status, case count by geography, number of new cases per day, case exposures and an exposure legend.

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October 5, 2021

FROM THE CEO: United Way Campaign Launch

This week marks the official launch of Island Health’s annual United Way workplace campaign – Show Your Local Love – which is a wonderful opportunity to support our neighbours, friends, colleagues, and communities.

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October 5, 2021

Doctors of BC Health Authority Physician Engagement Survey open until October 13, 2021

As of October 5th, Doctors of BC received 491 total responses from the Island Health region. This survey is an important tool to better understand physician engagement and satisfaction in the Island Health region and across British Columbia. Family physicians, Specialists, Division and MSA members all receive the survey if they are a Doctors of BC member. The survey will be available until October 13, 2021.

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October 5, 2021

Between the Lines: Long-Term Care Program Newsletter

September’s newsletter focuses on depression among Long-Term Care residents and how to help a resident if they are experiencing depression. Island Health welcomes Nicole Biagioni, its new interim Clinical Nurse Educator at Trillium and Eagle Park! Lastly, how to improve quality and care at LTC homes to help staff, residents and guests feel cared for and safe during their time at a facility.

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