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May 15, 2020

CEO & Chief MHO Joint Update: May 15, 2020

As we begin the first long weekend of summer, we would normally see increasing numbers of tourists in our communities, along with many of us wanting to get out camping and enjoying other activities. Of course, this year will be much different. This weekend people across B.C. will be staying close to home to keep each other and our health system strong.

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May 15, 2020

New Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Community Providers in Clinic Setting

The BC Centre for Disease Control release infection prevention and control guidelines for Community Providers in Clinic Setting.

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May 14, 2020

Island Health Medical Staff COVID-19 Updates May 14

A daily summary of updates on the Medical Staff Website.

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May 14, 2020

CEO & Chief MHO Joint Update: May 14, 2020

Today we had the opportunity to have our bi-weekly virtual meeting with federal, First Nations, municipal, provincial, and regional elected representatives to provide an update on our COVID-19 response and answer questions from attendees. We were appreciative that Al Johnson, Vice President of Prevention Services with WorksafeBC was able to join the call. He provided an overview of the guidelines being created to support the BC Restart Plan.

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May 14, 2020

Virtual Town Hall Tuesday May 19- 12:00-13:00 - Teleconference Only

Our next Virtual Town Hall meeting is Tuesday May 19– 12:00-13:00 – audio only.

Call in to hear from EOC leaders for updates and answers to your questions.

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May 13, 2020

Island Health Medical Staff COVID-19 Updates May 13

A daily summary of updates on the Medical Staff Website.

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May 13, 2020

CEO & Chief MHO Joint Update: May 13, 2020

A message from Leah Hollins, Chair of the Board of Island Health on National Nursing Week:
I am taking this opportunity to share my gratitude with the over 8,000 nurses across Island Health during National Nursing Week. As a nurse, I worked in unique settings and participated in many challenging health events, but never to the magnitude we are seeing today with COVID-19. This pandemic is a once in a lifetime event – one we will learn from and study for many years. For nurses in 2020, during the Year of the Nurse and Midwife, you are providing comfort and reassurance to patients during a time of adaptation in our approach as we learn together about this novel virus.

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May 12, 2020

Island Health Medical Staff COVID-19 Updates May 12

A daily summary of updates on the Medical Staff Website.

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May 12, 2020

CEO & Chief MHO Joint Update: May 12, 2020

This afternoon, the province launched a population health survey in partnership with the B.C. Centre for Disease Control, PHSA, and all regional health authorities. The BC COVID-19 survey: Your story, our future asks how COVID-19 has affected your life, your family and your future. This survey will further strengthen our pandemic response and help guide the B.C. Government and Provincial Health Officer in the weeks and months to come. 

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May 12, 2020

Island Health begins implementing surgical renewal plan

Island Health is resuming elective surgeries with new measures in place to keep patients, staff and medical staff safe. 

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