Clinics

Ucluelet’s medical clinic will stay open thanks to support from Island Health. (Westerly file photo)

‘Sigh of relief’ in Ucluelet as Island Health steps in to keep clinic open

“It was a nailbiter for me on a personal level”

 

Ucluelet could be on the cusp of losing its local medical clinic. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Island Health seeks solutions as Ucluelet fears losing medical clinic

Officials scrambling to find new clinic space as doctors tire of ‘subsidizing’ current space

 

With an average wait time of 161 minutes for patients walking in without an appointment, Greater Victoria medical clinics lead the country in that category, according to a new report. (Unsplash)

Greater Victoria clinics’ average walk-in wait times among longest in Canada

Got some time? You’ll wait an average of 161 minutes without an appointment

 

The medical clinic at Cook and Quadra is closing as of June 10, with the impending retirement of physician Dr. Peter Vizsolyi and the sale of the building. (Google Street View)

Saanich medical clinic set to close, now that building has been sold

Cook/Quadra Medical Clinic to close June 10, patients advised to join wait list

The medical clinic at Cook and Quadra is closing as of June 10, with the impending retirement of physician Dr. Peter Vizsolyi and the sale of the building. (Google Street View)
MLA for Parksville-Qualicum, Adam Walker, standing outside the new location of the Flowerstone Family Health Clinic at 744A Memorial Ave. in Qualicum Beach. (Facebook photo)
MLA for Parksville-Qualicum, Adam Walker, standing outside the new location of the Flowerstone Family Health Clinic at 744A Memorial Ave. in Qualicum Beach. (Facebook photo)
Joy Williamson is worried about how the closure of several walk-in clinics will impact the ability for people to get diagnosed correctly and in a timely fashion. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Langford cancer patient fears consequences of closure of walk-in clinics

Lack of having a GP led to Joy Williamson’s tumour incubating 2 years before it was diagnosed

Joy Williamson is worried about how the closure of several walk-in clinics will impact the ability for people to get diagnosed correctly and in a timely fashion. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
The James Bay Medical Treatment Centre is limiting its appointment availability due to the unforeseen absence of one of its doctors, who is retiring at the end of February. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

James Bay walk-in clinic services winding down in advance of doctor’s retirement

But current doctor shortage limits appointments to previously seen vulnerable, complex care patients

The James Bay Medical Treatment Centre is limiting its appointment availability due to the unforeseen absence of one of its doctors, who is retiring at the end of February. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Renee Monson receives her COVID-19 booster shot from nurse Scott Renmer during a vaccination clinic on Thursday at SEAPARC Leisure Complex in Sooke. (Justin Samanski-Langille - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke booster clinic jabbing 200 arms a day

COVID vaccination clinic has been running smoothly in its first week

Renee Monson receives her COVID-19 booster shot from nurse Scott Renmer during a vaccination clinic on Thursday at SEAPARC Leisure Complex in Sooke. (Justin Samanski-Langille - Sooke News Mirror)
Removing more of the red tape that puts up barriers for general and nurse practitioners to practise in B.C. could alleviate some of the wait list and availability issues curently plaguing the province, says a University of Victoria nursing school trainer. (Black Press Media file photo)

Contracted practitioners in Saanich help reduce waitlist for sexual health exams

Island Sexual Health tweaks its model to address urgent need in community

Removing more of the red tape that puts up barriers for general and nurse practitioners to practise in B.C. could alleviate some of the wait list and availability issues curently plaguing the province, says a University of Victoria nursing school trainer. (Black Press Media file photo)
Video screenshot of Dr. Prean Armogam speaking about Island Health’s new clinic in Port McNeill.

VIDEO: Long-time Port McNeill doctor weighs in on new clinic run by Island Health

Dr. Armogam tells all in 14-minute video interview with Bill McQuarrie

Video screenshot of Dr. Prean Armogam speaking about Island Health’s new clinic in Port McNeill.
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)