Island Health

Island Health is taking over the management of the Selkirk Seniors Villae. (Screenshot/Google Maps)

Island Health takes over management of Victoria seniors facility following scathing report

Concerns were raised at the Selkirk Seniors Village about cleanliness and staffing

Island Health is taking over the management of the Selkirk Seniors Villae. (Screenshot/Google Maps)
Saanich man spots blue-green algae at Prospect Lake Park

Saanich man spots blue-green algae at Prospect Lake Park

The local dog walker raised the alarm on Tuesday, concerned signs aren’t clearly marked

  • Nov 6, 2019
Saanich man spots blue-green algae at Prospect Lake Park
Island Health warns parents to keep up on immunizations to prevent illnesses like whooping cough. (Pixabay)

Island Health warns of whooping cough at Esquimalt’s Macaulay Elementary

Island Health is urging parents to watch out for signs, and to keep immunizations updated

Island Health warns parents to keep up on immunizations to prevent illnesses like whooping cough. (Pixabay)
Death Cap mushrooms have been found growing on the Island. (Black Press Media file photo)

Island Health issues warning after death cap mushrooms found in Greater Victoria

A toddler died in Victoria in 2016 after eating the poisons mushrooms

Death Cap mushrooms have been found growing on the Island. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Harbour Supervised Consumption Service has been in operation for just over one year (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Over 200 lives saved in first year at Victoria’s supervised consumption site

The Harbour celebrates its first anniversary with a report of zero deaths on site

The Harbour Supervised Consumption Service has been in operation for just over one year (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Seniors receiving home care in Victoria shouldn’t see any changes, says Island Health, ahead of a service transition to the health authority. But the BC Care Providers Association has concerns about the impact the transition will have on an already too-small workforce. (Unsplash)

Home care transition could exacerbate worker shortage: Care providers association

Organization fears impact of eight-hour shift model on an industry under stress

Seniors receiving home care in Victoria shouldn’t see any changes, says Island Health, ahead of a service transition to the health authority. But the BC Care Providers Association has concerns about the impact the transition will have on an already too-small workforce. (Unsplash)
One person with tuberculosis stayed at two separate hostels in Victoria in early March. (File photo)

Island Health confirms one case of tuberculosis in Victoria

Two hostels in Victoria were exposed in early March

One person with tuberculosis stayed at two separate hostels in Victoria in early March. (File photo)
Two more confirmed measles exposure sites have been identified. (File photo)

Island Health confirms new case of measles 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)
Despite there being over 3,000 people identified as living with eating disorders on Vancouver Island, there’s a total of two inpatient hospital beds available. (Pixabay)

Vancouver Island sees massive bed shortage for people with eating disorders

There are two inpatient beds on the Island to serve over 3,000 people

Despite there being over 3,000 people identified as living with eating disorders on Vancouver Island, there’s a total of two inpatient hospital beds available. (Pixabay)
Cardiologist Anthony Della-Siega for the Victoria Hospitals Foundation’s Fix-A-Heart campaign. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Victoria shoppers fund Jubilee hospital cardiac monitoring

More than $40k raised over the holidays at Canadian Tire locations

Cardiologist Anthony Della-Siega for the Victoria Hospitals Foundation’s Fix-A-Heart campaign. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
The Emergency Room staff at the Victoria General Hospital receive a gift from Operation Popcorn from transplant recipients. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)

Transplant recipients thank VGH staff with Operation Popcorn

Organ recipients deliver gifts to Victoria General Hospital in thanks for pre- and post-op care

The Emergency Room staff at the Victoria General Hospital receive a gift from Operation Popcorn from transplant recipients. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)
B.C. Premier John Horgan announces the new urgent primary care centre located on Goldstream Avenue in Langford. (File photo)

New urgent primary care centre opens on the West Shore

Centre saw approximately 60 patients its first day

B.C. Premier John Horgan announces the new urgent primary care centre located on Goldstream Avenue in Langford. (File photo)
Six-year-old Joseph Salverda gets his first flu shot at a child health clinic in Saanich. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)

Time to get flu shots is now, says Island Health

Children, seniors and people with medical conditions most at-risk of suffering from influenza

Six-year-old Joseph Salverda gets his first flu shot at a child health clinic in Saanich. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)
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
News of an investigation involving one or more Victoria area care homes has been confirmed by the Hospital Employees Union, but neither Island Health or VicPD have publicly stated a probe is taking place. iStock

Details scarce as union confirms probe underway involving Victoria care homes

Island Health, VicPD offer no comment on report of investigation into alleged sexual assaults

News of an investigation involving one or more Victoria area care homes has been confirmed by the Hospital Employees Union, but neither Island Health or VicPD have publicly stated a probe is taking place. iStock
Langford Lake main beach closed due to poor water quality

Langford Lake main beach closed due to poor water quality

High levels of E. coli detected in sampling

Langford Lake main beach closed due to poor water quality
Deadly mushroom spotted in Greater Victoria

Deadly mushroom spotted in Greater Victoria

Early return of death cap mushrooms prompts Island Health warning

Deadly mushroom spotted in Greater Victoria
Island Health has released five steps to stay safe when taking drugs at festivals this season. (Gazette file photo)

Island Health urging safe drug use at festivals

Five tips offered to stay safe

  • Jul 13, 2018
Island Health has released five steps to stay safe when taking drugs at festivals this season. (Gazette file photo)
Island Health to offer free CPR training in Victoria

Island Health to offer free CPR training in Victoria

Medical experts, cardiac arrest survivors will train participants how to help in an emergency

Island Health to offer free CPR training in Victoria
VIHA has granted contracts to two community-based organizations for the Island’s first approved supervised consumption service slated to open at 914 Pandora Ave. in late April. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

Island Health grants contracts for Victoria’s first approved supervised consumption service

SOLID and Lookout Housing and Health societies to provide harm reduction services

VIHA has granted contracts to two community-based organizations for the Island’s first approved supervised consumption service slated to open at 914 Pandora Ave. in late April. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS