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Mediators appointed for Island Health’s IHealth system

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:15:00 -0800

Health Minister Adrian Dix has announced the appointment of two mediators, Jane Morley and Jean Greatbatch, to help address the recommendations in the IHealth report as they relate to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.

Review of Island Health’s IHealth system complete, mediator to be appointed

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 11:45:00 -0800

Health Minister Adrian Dix has released a report on the review of Island Health’s IHealth system.

Settlement of Human Rights Tribunal case

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 10:00:00 -0800

Further to the Ministry of Health’s announcement in January 2017, regarding the expansion of the HPV immunization program to Grade 6 boys in British Columbia, the ministry has entered into a settlement with Nelson and Elliot Roy to resolve their human rights complaint.

Universal, no-cost coverage for Mifegymiso in B.C. to start on Jan. 15, 2018

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 10:30:00 -0800

The provincial government will soon be providing universal, no-cost coverage for the drug Mifegymiso.

British Columbia’s top baby names

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 10:00:00 -0800

The race for the top baby name for boys born in B.C. in 2017 is close. Benjamin is out in front so far, according to the Vital Statistics Agency's preliminary statistics from Jan. 1 to Dec. 15, 2017.

Preventative medication will protect people at risk of HIV

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 10:30:00 -0800

Effective Jan. 1, 2018, British Columbians at high risk of HIV infection will be able to receive pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a daily oral antiretroviral medication that prevents new HIV infection, at no cost.

Concept planning underway for a new Surrey hospital to care for a growing population

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 11:15:00 -0800

The Province is taking the first step in planning for a new hospital that would offer improved care for families living in Surrey, Health Minister Adrian Dix announced today.

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Hullcar review proposes water protection measures

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 09:05:00 -0800

An independent review has recommended a series of improvements to the way the Province oversees agricultural waste management in order to protect drinking water in the Hullcar Valley.

Sea views and art – healing in a calm environment at new Campbell River hospital campus

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:10:00 -0800

The tranquil effects of the ocean as well as local artwork will play comforting roles in helping people recover at the new North Island Hospital’s Campbell River & District campus, which also features bigger rooms for more privacy and an emergency department three times larger than the previous space.

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New Comox Valley hospital campus expands access to quality health care, improves services for people

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 13:00:00 -0800

People living in the Mid and North Island will benefit from bigger patient rooms, peaceful surroundings, and more surgery space in the North Island Hospital’s Comox Valley campus.

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