Getting a flu shot is particularly important this year, not only for influenza prevention, but to stay healthy while COVID-19 circulates in our communities. Flu shots are available between October 19 and November 13 at participating sites. Pharmacists will immunize… Continue Reading
Island Health is hosting a 5-hour virtual symposium on Friday, November 20, 2020. This event will include an update on Choosing Wisely Canada initiatives at Island Health and engaging breakout sessions to discuss future initiatives and improvement opportunities. Click here… Continue Reading
How we work as a team and communicate with each other are essential elements of a healthy culture. Improving non-technical skills such as how we communicate, how we respond to the environment around us, and how we work together in… Continue Reading
Dear Colleagues, Doctors of BC will be conducting its fifth annual Health Authority Engagement Survey beginning Monday, September 14, 2020 – we’re seeking input on the quality of your engagement and interactions with your health authority and local hospital, including… Continue Reading
Dr Mitch Zelman, who came to the island to join the Nanaimo group in 2017, has been awarded the 2021 Distinguished Community Paediatrician Award. Click here to read the full article.
“Surrey’s new hospital being built in Cloverdale will be home to a regional B.C. cancer treatment centre, the province’s premier announced Thursday.” Click here to read the full article.
Dr. Mike Benusic is taking over the medical health officer position at Island Health his former instructor Dr. Paul Hasselback held for close to a decade. Click here to read the full article.
“An organization of North Island health care advocates demand an independent investigation into Island Health’s awarding of a contract to Vancouver Island Clinical Pathology Consulting Corporation (VICPCC) and its management of the day to day running of the lab in… Continue Reading
NMSES has adapted the “Right Care, Right Time, Right Place” poster created by CDMS, CVDFP, and VIHA for distribution throughout Nanaimo. If you would like a copy please click the link below for a printable version. Right Care Right Place… Continue Reading
In an effort to ease the burden on HealthLink 811, B.C. has set up a dedicated COVID-19 line at 1-888-COVID19 or text at 1-888-268-4319. Read more about COVID-19 symptoms here: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19