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LETTER: Wear masks and follow the provincial guidelines

C’mon all you anti-maskers. Your arguments just don’t make sense. We have…

  • Dec 4, 2020
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Victoria’s Royal Jubilee Hospital took in two COVID-19 patients from Northern Health as part of a provincial agreement. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria hospital takes in two COVID-19 patients from Northern Health

Royal Jubilee Hospital takes patients as part of provincial transport network

Victoria’s Royal Jubilee Hospital took in two COVID-19 patients from Northern Health as part of a provincial agreement. (Black Press Media file photo)
An air ambulance leaves West Coast General Hospital for a trauma centre at 9:50 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12 after a Port Alberni youth was injured in an accident on the Somass River. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

COVID-19 outbreaks at pair of Vancouver Island Hospitals

Saanich Peninsula Hospital in Saanichton and West Coast General Hospital in Port Alberni affected

An air ambulance leaves West Coast General Hospital for a trauma centre at 9:50 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12 after a Port Alberni youth was injured in an accident on the Somass River. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO
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

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)
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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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Island Health reports COVID-19 outbreak at Nanaimo hospital

Five staff members on one NRGH unit have tested positive

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Island Health reports COVID-19 outbreak at Nanaimo hospital

Five staff members on one NRGH unit have tested positive

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Dr. Richard Stanwick, Island Health chief medical health officer, immunizes Victoria Schmid, Island Health’s vice-president of pandemic planning. (Submitted photo)

Island Health advising people to get a flu shot

People looking to get vaccinated should book an appointment, says Island Health

Dr. Richard Stanwick, Island Health chief medical health officer, immunizes Victoria Schmid, Island Health’s vice-president of pandemic planning. (Submitted photo)
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)
Dr. Mike Benusic, new Island Health medical health officer for central Vancouver Island. (Twitter photo)

Opioid crisis and COVID-19 pressing issues for mid-Island’s new medical health officer

Dr. Mike Benusic has been working in his new role with Island Health since July 2

Dr. Mike Benusic, new Island Health medical health officer for central Vancouver Island. (Twitter photo)
Aimee Falkenberg, co-ordinator for the Forensic Nurse Examiner Program, Central Island. (Island Health photo)
Aimee Falkenberg, co-ordinator for the Forensic Nurse Examiner Program, Central Island. (Island Health photo)
Dr. Paul Hasselback, medical health officer for central Vancouver Island, is retiring. Hasselback became health officer in September 2011. (Karl Yu/Nanaimo News Bulletin)

Central Vancouver Island’s top health official retires

Island Health says Dr. Paul Hasselback’s replacement to be named shortly

Dr. Paul Hasselback, medical health officer for central Vancouver Island, is retiring. Hasselback became health officer in September 2011. (Karl Yu/Nanaimo News Bulletin)
Ed Mayne with photos of needles taken in Parksville by bylaw officers. (Cloe Logan photo)
Ed Mayne with photos of needles taken in Parksville by bylaw officers. (Cloe Logan photo)
An example of an Island Health safe needle disposal box. (Black Press photo)
An example of an Island Health safe needle disposal box. (Black Press photo)
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)
Janice Perrino, Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation CEO, shows a rendering of the new intensive care unit that will be built on what is currently a parking lot at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. The foundation has launched its most ambitious campaign ever with a goal of $5 million to purchase all medical equipment to outfit the new facility. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo hospital foundation kicks off $5-million campaign for new ICU

Foundation’s goal is to purchase all medical equipment to outfit new intensive care unit at NRGH

Janice Perrino, Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation CEO, shows a rendering of the new intensive care unit that will be built on what is currently a parking lot at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. The foundation has launched its most ambitious campaign ever with a goal of $5 million to purchase all medical equipment to outfit the new facility. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
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)