Health

Hospital volunteer Alia Johnston holding Isabella, who was born addicted to various narcotics and was helped by being held and soothed constantly.
Hospital volunteer Alia Johnston holding Isabella, who was born addicted to various narcotics and was helped by being held and soothed constantly. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

No baby unhugged: new program helping Nanaimo newborns thrive

By Spencer Sterritt
January 15, 2018 - 3:39pm Updated: January 15, 2018 - 5:27pm

NANAIMO — A new program at Nanaimo's hospital hopes to make the stay easier for newborns and also help them develop and grow.

Health minister Adrian Dix told reporters on Friday the staff surveys about iHealth were "striking" and concerning.
Health minister Adrian Dix told reporters on Friday the staff surveys about iHealth were "striking" and concerning. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

New review of iHealth system 'Highly critical, even quite devastating:' Health Minister

By Spencer Sterritt
January 12, 2018 - 2:03pm Updated: January 12, 2018 - 2:55pm

NANAIMO — The price tag for the much maligned iHealth system, which was being tested at three health facilities in the Nanaimo area, is going up.

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