Island Health

Left to right: A screenshot of NTC nurse navigator Lesley Cerney, FNHA regional mental health manager Georjeana Paterson and Island Health’s medical health officer Dr. Charmaine Enns addressing Ehattesaht community members from Ehatis reserve in a Facebook live update. (Ehattesaht First Nation/Facebook)

Medical team sent to Ehatis reserve near Zeballos to guide community through COVID outbreak

17 cases, eight recoveries and no hospitalizations as Island Health praises First Nation’s response

 

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OPINION: Island Health doctors call on residents to ‘double down’ to slow spread of COVID-19

Positive cases increasing at a rate that causes concern for health officers

  • Nov 18, 2020

 

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Contact tracing now mandatory at Vancouver Island campgrounds, RV parks

As of Nov. 13, owners must collect information from each patron

 

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Vancouver Island sees first COVID-19 outbreak after staff test positive at Nanaimo hospital

Island Health says five staff members on one Nanaimo unit have tested positive

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Protesters march down James Street after leaving Cowichan Secondary School, on their way to a rally at Quamichan School to oppose the location of Island Health’s new safe injection site. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

UPDATE: Hundreds march against location of safe injection site in Duncan

A Voice for Our Children opposes centre being near schools, recreation sites

Protesters march down James Street after leaving Cowichan Secondary School, on their way to a rally at Quamichan School to oppose the location of Island Health’s new safe injection site. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Protesters march past the site of Island Health’s new Wellness and Recovery Centre on York Road on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Hundreds march against location of safe injection site

A Voice for Our Children opposes centre being near schools, recreation sites

Protesters march past the site of Island Health’s new Wellness and Recovery Centre on York Road on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Island Health is planning a new Wellness and Recovery Centre for 5878 York Rd. in North Cowichan. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

March Saturday in Duncan to protest Wellness Centre

Controversial site is close to 4 schools

Island Health is planning a new Wellness and Recovery Centre for 5878 York Rd. in North Cowichan. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Graphic design of a dementia village, which is planned for Comox. File photo

Island Health signs working agreement to turn former Comox hospital into a ‘dementia village’

Island Health has signed a project development agreement with Providence Living to…

  • May 25, 2020
Graphic design of a dementia village, which is planned for Comox. File photo
A woman with a mask on walks across View Street in Victoria. As of May 22, Vancouver Island has seen only one new case of COVID-19 in two weeks. (Arnold Lim / Black Press)

Vancouver Island hasn’t seen a new homegrown case of COVID-19 in two weeks

Island’s low and steady transmission rate chalked up to several factors

A woman with a mask on walks across View Street in Victoria. As of May 22, Vancouver Island has seen only one new case of COVID-19 in two weeks. (Arnold Lim / Black Press)
Island Health will resume elective surgeries after the May long weekend. (Courtesy of Omar Ahmad)

Island Health resumes elective surgeries

About 4,000 surgeries were postponed across the Island

Island Health will resume elective surgeries after the May long weekend. (Courtesy of Omar Ahmad)
Island Health has confirmed a third death within the Island Health region. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Island Health confirms three coronavirus deaths in region

In total 77 British Columbians have died from COVID-19

Island Health has confirmed a third death within the Island Health region. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Healthcare workers on Vancouver Island have been instructed to forego the 14-day isolation period upon return from international travel. Black Press file photo

COVID-19: Isolation exemptions to frontline workers a danger to patients, say Island Health employees

Staff exempt from self-isolation upon return from international travel according to Island Health

Healthcare workers on Vancouver Island have been instructed to forego the 14-day isolation period upon return from international travel. Black Press file photo
Island Health is requesting all gift deliveries, including flowers to cease. The move is in response to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Pixabay Image
Island Health is requesting all gift deliveries, including flowers to cease. The move is in response to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Pixabay Image
Island Health facilities will only be open for essential visits. (Black Press Media file photo)

Island Health facilities now only open for essential visits

Visits allowed for critically ill, those in end-of-life care or those that need escorts

Island Health facilities will only be open for essential visits. (Black Press Media file photo)
Flu hospitalizations are down since last year (Black Press Media file photo).

Flu hospitalizations see significant drop across Vancouver Island

Less than a third of the number of people have been hospitalized due to influenza since last year

Flu hospitalizations are down since last year (Black Press Media file photo).
One case of tuberculosis confirmed in Victoria

One case of tuberculosis confirmed in Victoria

Two B.C. hostels were exposed in early March

One case of tuberculosis confirmed in Victoria
Two more confirmed measles exposure sites have been identified. (File photo)

23rd case of measles in B.C. confirmed in Greater Victoria

The new case brings at least two measles exposure sites in Central Saanich

Two more confirmed measles exposure sites have been identified. (File photo)
Island Health encourages sexual assault survivors to #TrustYourself

Island Health encourages sexual assault survivors to #TrustYourself

New social media campaign urges survivors of sexual assault to seek medical care

Island Health encourages sexual assault survivors to #TrustYourself
Island Health: No need for alarm in wake of Victoria needle-prick incidents

Island Health: No need for alarm in wake of Victoria needle-prick incidents

Three incidents in a week prompts meeting between health authority, city service providers

Island Health: No need for alarm in wake of Victoria needle-prick incidents
Island Health reviewing 500 CT scans done at Campbell River Hospital

Island Health reviewing 500 CT scans done at Campbell River Hospital

Review may be expanded to 20,000 diagnostic tests at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital and West Coast General Hospital in Port Alberni

  • Apr 11, 2017
Island Health reviewing 500 CT scans done at Campbell River Hospital