Island Health

Staff from West Coast General Hospital in Port Alberni line up outside the emergency department to wave to first responders and other supporters who came to the hospital parking lot on Saturday, March 28, 2020 to say a loud thank you. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

EDITORIAL: Port Alberni’s loud thanks well deserved

Stay at home, stay the course so we can beat coronavirus

  • Apr 1, 2020
Staff from West Coast General Hospital in Port Alberni line up outside the emergency department to wave to first responders and other supporters who came to the hospital parking lot on Saturday, March 28, 2020 to say a loud thank you. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
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