Hospitals

Island Health wants to hear from patients being cared for at home under a pilot project launched earlier this year. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Survey seeks feedback on Victoria hospital at home pilot program

Home-based care program launched at Victoria General Hospital earlier this year

Island Health wants to hear from patients being cared for at home under a pilot project launched earlier this year. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Island Health has reported 22 positive cases of COVID-19 since the Saanich Peninsula Hospital outbreak was announced Dec. 1. (Black Press Media file photo)

Two more COVID-19 cases confirmed from Saanich Peninsula Hospital

22 people have tested positive, three have died

Island Health has reported 22 positive cases of COVID-19 since the Saanich Peninsula Hospital outbreak was announced Dec. 1. (Black Press Media file photo)
A total of 17 people have tested positive from the Saanich Peninsula Hospital COVID-19 outbreak since Dec. 1. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

One more death, two more cases added to Saanich Peninsula Hospital COVID-19 outbreak

Eight staff and nine patients have tested positive, two have died at Saanich Peninsula Hospital

A total of 17 people have tested positive from the Saanich Peninsula Hospital COVID-19 outbreak since Dec. 1. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
A total of six staff members and nine patients have tested positive for COVID-19 since the Saanich Peninsula Hospital outbreak was first announced on Dec. 1. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

One more COVID-19 case added to Saanich Peninsula Hospital outbreak

Six staff members and nine patients have tested positive, one has died

A total of six staff members and nine patients have tested positive for COVID-19 since the Saanich Peninsula Hospital outbreak was first announced on Dec. 1. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
Two more positive COVID-19 cases have been identified in relation to the Saanich Peninsula Hospital outbreak. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

Saanich Peninsula Hospital outbreak sees two new COVID-19 cases

Nine patients and five staff members have tested positive, one person has died

Two more positive COVID-19 cases have been identified in relation to the Saanich Peninsula Hospital outbreak. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)
The Port McNeill Medical Clinic has announced it will be closing its services due to a lack of support from Island Health. (Port McNeill Medical Clinic Facebook photo)
The Port McNeill Medical Clinic has announced it will be closing its services due to a lack of support from Island Health. (Port McNeill Medical Clinic Facebook photo)
The drive-through COVID-19 testing facility at the Saanich Peninsula Hospital set up earlier this week has started testing. (Black Press Media File)

One death confirmed in relation to COVID-19 outbreak at Saanich Peninsula Hospital

At least 12 people infected with COVID-19 from Greater Victoria outbreak

The drive-through COVID-19 testing facility at the Saanich Peninsula Hospital set up earlier this week has started testing. (Black Press Media File)
Seven patients and five staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 since Island Health reported an outbreak at Saanich Peninsula Hospital on Dec. 1. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Two new COVID-19 cases added to Saanich Peninsula Hospital outbreak

Total of seven patients, five staff members tested positive since Dec. 1

Seven patients and five staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 since Island Health reported an outbreak at Saanich Peninsula Hospital on Dec. 1. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Island Health has reported a COVID-19 outbreak at Saanich Peninsula Hospital. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Four new COVID-19 cases added to Saanich Peninsula Hospital outbreak

Inital round of patient testing is complete, staff testing continues

Island Health has reported a COVID-19 outbreak at Saanich Peninsula Hospital. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Island Health has reported a COVID-19 outbreak at Saanich Peninsula Hospital. (Black Press Media file photo)

COVID-19 outbreak hits first Greater Victoria hospital

Island Health declares outbreak at Saanich Peninsula Hospital

Island Health has reported a COVID-19 outbreak at Saanich Peninsula Hospital. (Black Press Media file photo)
Dr. Omar Ahmad, Island Health Department Head of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine (left to right), Avery Brohman, Island Health Executive Director, and Joe O’Rourke, Seaspan Victoria Shipyards Vice President and General Manager, receive a $2.65 million donation toward the Its Critical campaign. (Victoria Hospitals Foundation)

It’s Critical hospital campaign gets $2.65M donation to advance Victoria critical care

Seaspan Victoria Shipyards, Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation get campaign close to $7M goal

Dr. Omar Ahmad, Island Health Department Head of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine (left to right), Avery Brohman, Island Health Executive Director, and Joe O’Rourke, Seaspan Victoria Shipyards Vice President and General Manager, receive a $2.65 million donation toward the Its Critical campaign. (Victoria Hospitals Foundation)
Local Indigenous artist, IceBear’s latest creation draws attention to the state of the world under COVID-19. (Courtesy of IceBear Studios)

Victoria artist hopes painting will boost frontline worker morale

IceBear wants to get copies of his painting into hospitals hardest hit by COVID-19

Local Indigenous artist, IceBear’s latest creation draws attention to the state of the world under COVID-19. (Courtesy of IceBear Studios)
A new UBC study published in the Emergency Medicine Journal on Oct. 29, 2020 found fewer children are visiting ER departments at B.C. hospitals. (Children’s Hospital/Facebook)

Fewer children visiting emergency rooms in B.C. during pandemic: UBC study

The research is published in the Emergency Medicine Journal

A new UBC study published in the Emergency Medicine Journal on Oct. 29, 2020 found fewer children are visiting ER departments at B.C. hospitals. (Children’s Hospital/Facebook)
Campbell River's new hospital, July 2018

Nurse diverts opiates and falsifies records at Campbell River Hospital

Nurse facing disciplinary action for moving opiates out of the hospital

Campbell River's new hospital, July 2018
The Comox Valley campus of the North Island Hospital. Black Press file photo

Long-term care need pressuring acute care in Comox Valley, Strathcona

Region could use a couple of large facilities for seniors on the north part of the Island

The Comox Valley campus of the North Island Hospital. Black Press file photo
Family finds strong sense of community at BC Children’s Hospital

Family finds strong sense of community at BC Children’s Hospital

BC Children’s Hospital Dream Lottery has now sold out

Family finds strong sense of community at BC Children’s Hospital
Dr. Aref Tabarsi, a general pathologist at the North Island Hospital Campbell River Hospital Medical Laboratory, speaks in front of about 200 people at a Town Hall event at the Sportsplex in Campbell River, B.C. on Feb. 9, 2020.

North Island healthcare advocates demand inquiry into awarding of Campbell River Hospital lab contract

An organization of North Island health care advocates demand an independent investigation…

Dr. Aref Tabarsi, a general pathologist at the North Island Hospital Campbell River Hospital Medical Laboratory, speaks in front of about 200 people at a Town Hall event at the Sportsplex in Campbell River, B.C. on Feb. 9, 2020.
Emergency room visits are down across Greater Victoria hospitals as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. (Courtesy of Dr. Omar Ahmad)

What life is like inside Victoria hospitals two months into pandemic

As of May 18, only one Vancouver Island patient remains in hospital with COVID-19

Emergency room visits are down across Greater Victoria hospitals as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. (Courtesy of Dr. Omar Ahmad)
The “vestibule” or “anteroom” just outside the operating room at Abbotsford Regional Hospital creates a negative-pressure space to prevent the virus from spreading to nearby areas when COVID-19 patients are undergoing surgery.

B.C. doctor designs special operating room for COVID-19 patients

Design protects patients from wound infection while preventing virus from spreading to nearby areas

The “vestibule” or “anteroom” just outside the operating room at Abbotsford Regional Hospital creates a negative-pressure space to prevent the virus from spreading to nearby areas when COVID-19 patients are undergoing surgery.
B.C. nurses are asking for more stringent social distancing measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. (Canadian Press Photo)

B.C. nurses call for mandatory shutdown of all non-essential workplaces

Open letter to provincial, federal governments says current measures are insufficient

B.C. nurses are asking for more stringent social distancing measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. (Canadian Press Photo)