News

September 6, 2022

In the News - Rapid Access Addictions Clinic

The Pembroke Street clinic helps people to safely ­withdraw from opioids, prescribing ­medications like suboxone and methadone to reduce ­cravings, says addiction medicine ­specialist Dr. Caroline Ferris.

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September 6, 2022

New partner to help support safer healthcare workplaces

SWITCH BC is committed to supporting a provincial and system-wide approach to health, safety, and wellbeing so that everyone who works in healthcare in B.C. can show up each day and do their best work knowing the system is caring for the people who care for us.

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September 6, 2022

A community of care: Dr. Roger Walmsley on the importance of connecting with vulnerable clients

An important story about the drug-poisoning crisis in relation to Nanaimo's most vulnerable populations and what Dr. Walmsley plus his Primary Care Outreach (PCO) program team members are doing to help combat this issue.

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September 1, 2022

BCCDC COVID-19 Long Term Care, Assisted Living & Other Residential Outbreak Report

A weekly update for Long-Term Care, Assisted Living & Other Residential Living Facilities.

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September 1, 2022

Geographic distribution of COVID-19 by local health area of case residence

Epi-Week 34 Cases August 21 to 27, 2022.

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September 1, 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 1, 2022

MHSU Update - August 2022

August highlights include: Ryan Hill Supportive Housing Expansion, Sprint Team Updates, Mental Health Act– Admission Forms Package, Clinical Practice Supports Training Opportunities and Accreditation.

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August 31, 2022

Guidance for Long-Term Care and Seniors’ Assisted Living Settings

BCCDC guidance document updated as follows: Infection prevention and exposure control measures moved up to the first point of its section. Point 18 now labelled as outbreaks and enhanced monitoring/surveillance, this and more. (Target Audience - operators of LTC and AL facilities.)

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August 31, 2022

LifeWorks Launches Tomorrow, September 1: See what it can do for you

On Thursday, September 1st, all Island Health employees will receive an invitation from LifeWorks to create an account and get started using the digital platform or app-based services and resources. LifeWorks is a confidential and innovative well-being solution for all Island Health employees and their families/dependents that you can trust.

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August 31, 2022

Condolences are not enough

Today is International Overdose Awareness Day​; a time to pause and remember those we've lost to illicit drug toxicity. Island Health extends sincere condolences to all who have lost a loved one, a family member, a friend, or a member of our community – but condolences are not enough.

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