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
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.
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
At the November 18th general Council Meeting, Dr. David Coupland, on behalf of the Nanaimo MSA, presented to Nanaimo City Council on the need for a tertiary hospital at NRGH. The presentation was well-received by Council and a motion for… Continue Reading
October 19, 2017 Preparing for Negotiations Dear Colleagues: In June of next year, we will begin negotiations with government on a new Physician Master Agreement (PMA) that will replace the current PMA on April 1, 2019. The PMA affects every… Continue Reading
Health Minister Adrian Dix is ordering a second independent review of a controversial electronic health records system that created a stalemate between Island Health and the doctors refusing to use it. The $174-million paperless IHealth system was launched in March… Continue Reading
Nanaimo – Internists here who, for ethical (“Do no harm”) and safety reasons, refuse the computerized order entry system (CPOE) their 247-bed Nanaimo Regional General Hospital has been piloting for months, have called an emergency meeting of their medical staff… Continue Reading
Nanaimo, B.C. – Nine Nanaimo senior internists and intensivists who, for safety and ethical reasons, have been refusing to use an electronic order entry system their hospital has been piloting since March 2016 are now facing potential loss of hospital… Continue Reading
Island Health says it will no longer accommodate Nanaimo doctors who are refusing to use an electronic system for ordering medication — a system the doctors say puts patients at risk. Nine internal medicine doctors at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital… Continue Reading