“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
November 29, 2019 Business Cost Premium Dear Colleagues, Among the significant challenges facing physicians in BC are the rent, lease, or ownership costs associated with running a community-based office. To offset some of these costs and to provide financial relief… Continue Reading
The following has been sent to all Island Health staff, medical staff and volunteers on behalf of Kathy MacNeil, President & CEO December 2, 2019 Certain news announcements can be bittersweet. This is one of those announcements. Dr Jeremy Etherington… Continue Reading
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
Originally appearing as a submission in the Island Health newsletter Dear colleagues, I want to ask for a few minutes of your time to pass on a story and ask you to do something special this week; something that only… Continue Reading
The following has been sent to all Island Health staff, medical staff and volunteers on behalf of Kathy MacNeil, President & CEO September 16, 2019 As many are aware, tragedy struck Vancouver Island on Friday night when a bus carrying… Continue Reading