Plant Sale – Sat May 21

perennialThe Galiano Health Care Society continues its 25th Anniversary celebrations with a Plant Sale to be held at the health clinic on Saturday May 21, from 10am-2pm.

 

 

1000 x 8″ pots with a variety of perennial plants & grasses

$8.00 per plant

Proceeds to the Galiano Health Care Society

Come early for the best selection!

FREE – Prescription Drop-off – May 11 at RCMP office

Wednesday May 11 – FREE – drop off your old and unwanted/partially used prescription medications to the RCMP office on Galiano Island from 1-4pm. No questions asked. This service is provided by a partnership between the Outer Gulf Islands RCMP & Pender Island Pharmacy. It’s time to clear out your cupboards to keep children and pets safe from inadvertantly ingesting your prescription drugs.

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E-News is coming

newsThe Galiano Health Clinic is pleased to announce that we will soon be introducing a regular electronic newsletter to share news, opportunities and success stories.

As we set up this new feature please register your email address with us. You can contact the clinic via email at info@galianohealth.org, via phone at 250 539 3230, or in person at the Clinic on Burrill Rd.

Stay tuned for more updates!

Polar Brrr Swim – January 1st 2016

Thanks to all involved in the 5th annual Polar BRRR swim.  It was very successful and could not have happened without the support of the swimmers, volunteers and the community.  This year there were 39 registered swimmers and at least 3 others.  The total raised for the Galiano Health Care Society was over $2000.  We look forward to an even bigger event next year with prizes going to the “best costume” and “most money raised”.

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Join the Galiano Health Care Society to celebrate the New Year – with a dip in the chilly waters at Montague Harbour Provincial Park. January 1st 2016 at 12 noon sharp. Can we dare you to jump into the water? If not, can we entice you to join the throng of support on the beach? We”ll have snacks available too. Proceeds from sponsorship, registration fee and general donations all go directly to the Galiano Health Care Society that runs the Health Clinic on Galiano Island.

For further information contact Ken at 250 539 3404, or Linda at 250 539 3753.

Portable Electronic Defibrillators now on Galiano

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The GHCS is pleased to announce a successful collaborative project with many community businesses, individuals and groups that now has seen at least 14 automated defibrillators (AED’s) distributed to sites on Galiano Island that are accessible to the public.

If you witness someone collapse, or discover someone who is non-responsive, first call 911 for help and then ideally be able to send someone to locate the nearest defibrillator while you provide first aid and/or CPR to the unconscious patient. Check out the map for locations.

The defibrillators are easy to use – they give voice prompts and will not shock a patient unless the heart rhythm indicates that a shock is advisable.

Take a peek at the flyer details in this post – there are a series of CPR & AED courses underway.

Thanks to everyone involved in this project. Galiano is leading the way with other communities watching how our program works.

 

First Call RN Service Cuts – Our Response

pen writingIn recent weeks the Galiano Health Care Society Board of Directors has been working closely with our health practitioners and community members to formulate a strategic plan to respond to the Island Health service cuts that eliminated on-call RN coverage on weekends last November 2014.

Last week a local contingent of Board and community members presented over 600 signatures on a petition from Galiano Island that implored the government to respond and ensure adequate health care on our island.

This week our President, Mike Hoebel, submitted a letter to the editor seeking correction of facts stated by Island Health regarding our health care coverage on Galiano Island. Here is the published letter for you to review:

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One of our First Call RN’s, Diana Lilly, wrote a letter to the Island Tides paper pleading with the Health authority to reinstate the on-call RN positions. Diana describes the care she has given over the years and recognizes the inherent risk associated with the absence of on-island health care on weekends. Check out her letter on page 4 of the march 19 edition of the Island Tides.

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