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May 6, 2020

Island Health Online Overdose Reporting Tool

The province of British Columbia is in a Public Health Emergency related to opioid overdoses. There are significant challenges to understanding what is happening real-time in our communities as many overdoses do not receive a call to 911 which greatly hinders our ability to issue community alerts and deploy available resources.

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May 5, 2020

Island Health Medical Staff COVID-19 Updates May 5

A daily summary of updates on the Medical Staff Website.

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May 5, 2020

CEO & Chief MHO Joint Update: May 5, 2020

Each year on May 5th, the World Health Organization recognizes hand hygiene day – this year’s campaign theme is SAVE LIVES: Clean your hands. At no time has the importance of proper hand hygiene been more widely understood and appreciated as it is during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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May 5, 2020

May 5 is the International Day of the Midwife

Thank you to all the midwives practicing in our communities across Island Health. The care you provide to women and newborns is valued and appreciated every day.

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May 5, 2020

National Physicians’ Day 2020 – Dr. Chloé Lemire-Elmore

To pay tribute to the many dedicated physicians practicing at Island Health and in honour of National Physicians’ Day, we are profiling some of the doctors leading innovations and delivering high quality service to show the human behind the profession.

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May 4, 2020

Island Health Medical Staff COVID-19 Updates May 4

A daily summary of updates on the Medical Staff Website.

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May 4, 2020

CEO & Chief MHO Joint Update: May 4, 2020

Today marks the start of Mental Health Week, a time to recognize and promote mental health and wellness. This year’s theme is ‘social connection,’ which reminds us of the importance of social interaction to our mental and physical health - we’ve all had to learn new ways to stay socially connected as we’ve adapted to staying physically apart. Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Judy Darcy shared an article today encouraging everyone to talk about mental health and strengthen the vital connections that will take us through this pandemic and beyond.

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May 4, 2020

Virtual Town Hall Tuesday May 5- 12:00-13:00 - Teleconference Only

Our next Virtual Town Hall meeting is Tuesday May 5– 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 4, 2020

COVID-19 Update #4: Ask Emergency and Critical Care Specialists | May 5 | 1900-2000 PDT

On May 5, join Dr. Omar Ahmad, Dr. Adam Thomas and Dr. Mario Francispragasam for this online accredited educational session where highly experienced emergency and critical care physicians will answer your COVID-19 questions and share their experiences diagnosing and managing COVID-19 patients.

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May 4, 2020

National Physicians’ Day 2020 – Dr. Sarah Scott

To pay tribute to the many dedicated physicians practicing at Island Health and in honour of National Physicians’ Day, we are profiling some of the doctors leading innovations and delivering high quality service to show the human behind the profession.

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