Hospitals

The noon to 6 p.m. shift of entertainers chat during the live stream of the 2021 Desert Bus for Hope fundraiser. This year, the marathon event ran for nearly seven days and raised more than $1 million for the Child’s Play charity. (Photo courtesy of Graham Stark)

Island-based group raises more than $1M playing ‘worst video game’ for nearly seven days

Desert Bus for Hope smashed records in 15th year, supporting sick kids charity Child’s Play

 

MEDICAL EQUIPMENT Dr. Robert Semeniuk and registered nurse Sarah Wilson, patient care coordinator at the Summerland Health Centre, adjust the settings on a new Phaco unit used in eye cataract surgeries. The Summerland Health-Care Auxiliary is donating $100,000 for the upgraded high-tech machine. - Image Credit: Submitted photo

QUIZ: In praise of medical professionals

How much do you know about doctors, nurses and medical researchers in history and popular culture?

 

Comox Strathcona Regional Hospital District sticks to same tax requisiti0n

Board passes provisional budget for now, with final version planned for March 2o22

 

The CSRHD board expects to have the same tax requisition for 2022. Most of it goes to pay down debt on the new regional hospitals. File photo

Comox Strathcona Regional Hospital District sticks to same tax requisition

Board passes provisional budget for now, with final version planned for March 2022

The CSRHD board expects to have the same tax requisition for 2022. Most of it goes to pay down debt on the new regional hospitals. File photo
Letters to the editor.

LETTER – There should be an independent investigation into laboratory service in the Campbell River General Hospital

Dear editor, Island Health has created an unsustainable laboratory service in the…

  • Oct 22, 2021
Letters to the editor.
The CSRHD board would like more data around pathology testing in the region’s hospitals. Record file photo (Mirror file photo)

More pathology test data needed, says Comox Strathcona Regional Hospital Board

There is still uncertainty around extent to which testing is sent away versus done locally

The CSRHD board would like more data around pathology testing in the region’s hospitals. Record file photo (Mirror file photo)
Volunteers and representatives from four Campbell River and North Island Clubs presented a $26,500 cheque to the Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island at Qwalayu House on Oct. 15. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.
Volunteers and representatives from four Campbell River and North Island Clubs presented a $26,500 cheque to the Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island at Qwalayu House on Oct. 15. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.

Campbell River and North Island Rotary clubs support Qwalayu House

Club representives present $26,250 to Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island

Volunteers and representatives from four Campbell River and North Island Clubs presented a $26,500 cheque to the Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island at Qwalayu House on Oct. 15. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.
Volunteers and representatives from four Campbell River and North Island Clubs presented a $26,500 cheque to the Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island at Qwalayu House on Oct. 15. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.
A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at Tofino General Hospital. (Westerly file photo)

COVID-19 outbreak at Tofino General Hospital

The outbreak at TGH is limited to the inpatient unit

A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at Tofino General Hospital. (Westerly file photo)
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. (Courtesy of B.C. government)

Vancouver Island sees far more surgery delays due to COVID-19 than rest of B.C.

157 surgeries postponed at Island hospitals Sept. 26 to Oct. 2; next highest health authority had 57

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. (Courtesy of B.C. government)
Dairy Queen Canada, with multiple stores in B.C., announced recently it has rescheduled its annual Miracle Treat Day normally seen this month to Oct. 28. A portion of the proceeds from all Blizzards sold on that day in British Columbia will go to the B.C. Childrens Hospital Foundation. (Mike Mozart/Flickr photo)

Blizzards forecast in BC in October – each raising funds for children’s hospital care

Dairy Queen’s Miracle Treat Day reset for Oct. 28 in province and across Canada

Dairy Queen Canada, with multiple stores in B.C., announced recently it has rescheduled its annual Miracle Treat Day normally seen this month to Oct. 28. A portion of the proceeds from all Blizzards sold on that day in British Columbia will go to the B.C. Childrens Hospital Foundation. (Mike Mozart/Flickr photo)
Ted Puska reveals the name of the winning entry for the Doug Bodger autographed hockey jersey from his own collection that he made available in a draw for those who provided financial support to help with medical expenses. (Photo by Don Bodger)

8 years waiting for kidney transplant ends in success for Vancouver Island man

Surgery has active Ladysmith resident Puska back to his old self

Ted Puska reveals the name of the winning entry for the Doug Bodger autographed hockey jersey from his own collection that he made available in a draw for those who provided financial support to help with medical expenses. (Photo by Don Bodger)
In 2020, 11 children in the province fell from windows between May and September, according to the BC Trauma Registry. (Pixabay)

2 deaths, 8 hospitalizations spark safety warning for B.C. parents over open windows, balconies

‘The injuries we see from window falls are devastating for everyone,’ says Michelle Dodds of BC Children’s Hospital

In 2020, 11 children in the province fell from windows between May and September, according to the BC Trauma Registry. (Pixabay)
Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. (News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo hospital district may seek help from other Vancouver Island regions for $1B project

Funding for patient tower and services discussed by committee

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. (News Bulletin file)
B.C. Nurses’ Union is urging the province to address the violence nurses are facing at work as well as a staffing shortage that’s fueling widespread burnout among workers. (Black Press Media files)

‘Nurses are giving up’: Union calls on province to address violence, staff shortages

Top issues were made known this week at B.C. Nurses’ Union annual convention, which saw 500 nurses attend virtually

B.C. Nurses’ Union is urging the province to address the violence nurses are facing at work as well as a staffing shortage that’s fueling widespread burnout among workers. (Black Press Media files)
Dr. Aref Tabarsi, a general pathologist at the North Island Hospital Campbell River Hospital Medical Laboratory, spoke about the issue of service in the region at a meeting in February 2020. Black Press file photo

Comox Strathcona hospital board wants pathology service back

Board supports move for chair, vice-chair to engage with Island Health on issue

Dr. Aref Tabarsi, a general pathologist at the North Island Hospital Campbell River Hospital Medical Laboratory, spoke about the issue of service in the region at a meeting in February 2020. Black Press file photo
Vancouver resident Angélica Vargas, 41, suffered third-degree burns to half her body after a candle lit a dress she was wearing on fire at a dinner party in November 2019. (Submitted)

‘I’m still alive’: B.C. burn survivor shares road to recovery after candle accident

For more than a year after her accident, Vancouver resident Angélica Vargas couldn’t look in the mirror. Now, she’s learning to accept her scars.

Vancouver resident Angélica Vargas, 41, suffered third-degree burns to half her body after a candle lit a dress she was wearing on fire at a dinner party in November 2019. (Submitted)
A new saline gargle test, made in B.C., will soon be replacing COVID-19 nasal swab tests for kids. (PHSA screenshot)

Take-home COVID-19 tests available for some B.C. students who fall ill at school

BC Children’s Hospital plans to provide 1,200 kits to Vancouver district schools this April

A new saline gargle test, made in B.C., will soon be replacing COVID-19 nasal swab tests for kids. (PHSA screenshot)
The CSRHD board has diverging views on its relationship with Island Health. File photo

Comox-Strathcona board ponders relationship with Island Health

“We have to stand together … to get our share of the health budget.”

The CSRHD board has diverging views on its relationship with Island Health. File photo
Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. (News Bulletin file)

Island’s cardiac care gap sparks hard push for major Nanaimo hospital expansion

New patient tower, cardiac services and cancer centre on the wish list for central and north Island

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. (News Bulletin file)
The CSRHD board moved closer to passing a budget with a $4.4 million cut to the tax requisition. File photo

Comox-Strathcona hospital board adopts budget bylaw with tax cut

Regional governments expect to pay off debt from new hospitals by 2028

The CSRHD board moved closer to passing a budget with a $4.4 million cut to the tax requisition. File photo