Tag Archives: Island Health

Q̓ʷalayu House: A Place For Families When Care Is Far From Home

Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Vancouver Island father Nick Chowdhury is grateful and excited that families who must travel to Campbell River to get essential medical care for their children will soon be welcomed at a home away from home. Q̓ʷalayu House, which will be adjacent to the North Island Hospital, breaks ground Thursday, and will shelter expectant mothers and members of their family from the northern region of Vancouver Island.

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Fatal Drug Overdoses Are On The Rise

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Fatal drug overdoses are on the rise in B.C., with more than three people dying every day during dual health emergencies, new data from the BC Coroners Service indicates.

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Cancelling Bus Service Will Inhibit Access To Health Care

North Island Gazette, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Removing public transportation between Port Hardy and Campbell River will inhibit access to health care, warns the regional health network.

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Campbell River’s Overdose Prevention Services Challenged

Campbell River Mirror, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Limited services for people who use drugs by smoking them in Campbell River is a serious challenge that needs to be addressed immediately, according to the community’s outgoing provider of overdose prevention services (OPS). 

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