Clinics

Island Health announced last week that Ucluelet’s outpatient medical lab located at 1566 Peninsula Road would be temporarily closed, effective August 9. (Westerly file photo)

Staffing shortage shuts down medical lab services in Ucluelet

Temporary closure required in order to “ensure reliable” services at Tofino General Hospital

 

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 the worst in Canada

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

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)
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)

Vancouver Island cancer patient fears collateral damage of walk-in clinic closures

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 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)