‘It is like an oasis in my busy life’

Report on the Community highlight the Integrated Health Network

The wrap-around section called Report on the Community highlight the Integrated Health Network (IHN) at Campbell River Hospital.

Both my husband and I have used the IHN since April, 2011. It is open to anyone with a chronic health issue (my husband had a heart attack and I have high blood pressure). There are so many services available. We have used many of them. We go to Strathcona Gardens three days a week for fitness classes (the first four months were free) that are tailored for our specific needs. We have attended many of the free workshops to improve our health. I attend the weekly one-hour meditation led by Sheila MacKenzie. It is like an oasis in my busy life.

You must be referred to the IHN by your doctor. If you are eligible and your doctor has not mentioned it – ask! It is a wonderful service with a caring, supportive and helpful team.

Barbara Swantson

Campbell River