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Opportunities abound for North Island Hospital volunteers


It takes more than state-of-the-art technology and well-trained staff to run a great hospital: Volunteers are a vital component to success.

Whether they are providing directions, delivering flowers or supporting patients in an Emergency Department, volunteers improve the experience of patients and visitors at healthcare facilities. “We’re very grateful to all of our volunteers,” says Laura Heikkila, Island Health’s Manager of Volunteer Resources for the Comox Valley. “The service and welcome they provide really mean a lot to people.”

Current volunteers say ...

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New hospitals and health care initiatives the topic of discussion at North Island community information meetings last month


More than 70 people turned out for community information meetings hosted by Island Health in Campbell River on November 17th and the Comox Valley on November 24th.

Initially, the community information meetings were hosted by Island Health’s North Island Hospitals Project team and focused specifically on construction of the new hospitals in the Comox Valley and Campbell River. Island Health has since expanded the public meetings to cover the wide range of health care programs and services throughout the North Island ...

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RFP Issued For Retail Food Services at new Campbell River and Comox Valley hospitals


CAMPBELL RIVER/COMOX VALLEY – Island Health has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for
retail food and beverage services at the new Campbell River and Comox Valley hospitals when they open in late 2017.

Each of the new hospitals will have a centrally-located café. Island Health is seeking proposals from proponents that offer a retail food concept that emphasises healthy choices and local products.

The RFP, posted on the BC Bid website at closes December 12, 2016. Proposals will be evaluated ...

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Island Health to hold community information meetings this month


Island Health is hosting community meetings to share information about the work being done to support health and care in the Comox Valley, Campbell River and across the North Island. The sessions will also include an update on the new North Island Hospitals in Campbell River and the Comox Valley that are slated for completion in late 2017.
The meetings will include presentations and opportunities to ask questions.

The Campbell River meeting will take place:

Thursday, November 17, 2016
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Maritime ...

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Construction milestone reached with the energizing of new hospitals in Campbell River and the Comox Valley


The North Island Hospitals Project reached an important milestone earlier this summer with the first-time energizing of the main electrical rooms in the new Comox Valley and Campbell River hospitals.

‘Going hot’ – the term used by the electricians – might make the process sound simple, but setting the stage to distribute electricity through a vast network of cables in each of the hospitals required much more than just flipping a switch. It required months of planning and preparation work, as ...

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