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Oceanside News and Events
Find the latest news from the Oceanside Division and complementary organizations in this issue of News and Events.


  1. First Nation Engagement and Shared Care
  2. October 25 - "Giving and Receiving Effective Feedback" - Psychological Safety Webinar Series
  3. Rx for Health
  4. Therapeutics Initiative
  5. Self-Management BC
  6. Oceanside Hospice Society
  7. Divisions Dispatch
  8. Divisions in the News

First Nation Engagement and Shared Care

First Nation Engagement Sessions:

Port Alberni
Lunch and Learn and a BBQ were held in the past few months with Elders and GPs. These sessions are to bring Elders and Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council services, together with Primary Care providers to offer a continuing conversation about healthcare for Indigenous communities.
Tina Biello will be following up as Elders are interested in keeping the conversation going.

The next meeting will be a holiday dinner in Port Alberni.

November 30, 5:30 pm
4227 6th Ave. Port Alberni
All primary care providers are invited

Links from the zoom sessions with Elders in 2021 can be found here:


Shared Care and Psychiatry CME

Oceanside Shared Care Psychiatry project funding wrapped up at the end of June. Providers who have been involved in this project will continue on with Dr. Saffy outside of Shared Care.

Dr. Saffy is offering a CME on November 8th on ADD. Email invites have gone out. If interested, please get in touch with Tina Biello at

October 25 - "Giving and Receiving Effective Feedback" - Psychological Safety Webinar Series

The Psychological Safety Webinar Series. The third session, “Reaching out to Colleagues in Distress”, was well received and the lecture recording is available for a short period of time on the Island Health Medical Staff website

Session Four - “Giving and Receiving Effective Feedback” takes place October 25 from 5:30-6:30pm via Zoom

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define effective feedback, and its benefits
  2. Apply skills to give feedback that is helpful
  3. Identify how to receive feedback to make it constructive and formative

All sessions are CPD accredited!
Participants have enjoyed the opportunity to connect with colleagues in the breakout rooms and group discussion.
This series is open to specialist and family practice physicians working in facility and community.

Please see poster here for further details.

To RSVP, please email

We hope you will join us.

Island MOA Working Group Project Signatories:

  • Dr. Ian Thompson, Executive Medical Director, Medical Staff Governance
  • Rob Hulyk, Director of Physician Advocacy, Doctors of BC
  • John Fitzgerald, Director, Occupational Health and Safety
  • Dr. Daisy Dulay, Island Nominated Physician Representative



Phone: 250.580.7751

Rx for Health

A great way to get patients started with physical activity and social connection. Ideal for the whole family, the Rx for health offers $40 off the registration of an RDN Recreation Activity or Active Pass..

Please click here for the RX for Health Package.

Please click here for a poster for your office.

Therapeutics Initiative

Please visit our website (click here

Therapeutics Letter (click here)

This is a bimonthly publication targeting identified problematic therapeutic issues in a brief, simple and practical manner. The process leading up to publication involves a rigorous, systematic literature review by different working groups of the Therapeutics Initiative, the creation of a draft which is circulated for comment among a sizeable group of over 100 local, national and international specialists with expertise in the particular therapeutic area and the commission of original artwork/illustration. The message is developed collaboratively by different working groups of the Therapeutics Initiative. The current Editor in Chief is Dr. Tom Perry, Chair of the Education Working Group of the Therapeutics Initiative.

Self-Management BC

Please note that workshops are scheduled on an ongoing basis throughout the year. For more information, please click here

In addition to our 6-week Self-Management Workshops, we offer the following:

  • Self-Management Health Coach Program: this is a 1 to 1 telephone support program for individuals needing the extra support to achieve health goals. Each individual is paired with a coach and receives a weekly, 30-minute phone call for 3 to 6 months. Coaches are volunteers who may be living with chronic health conditions, and are passionate to help others to achieve wellness. For more information, please click here.  

If you have any questions regarding our programs, please email us at:

Oceanside Hospice Society

The Oceanside Hospice Society serves individuals and families experiencing end-of-life, care-giving and bereavement in the area stretching from Deep Bay to Nanoose, and west to Errington and Whiskey Creek

We strive to provide links in the continuum of care by supporting care giving at home, in hospital or the palliative care unit at Trillium and at community care facilities.

Please contact us at 250.752.6227 or visit for further information.

Divisions Dispatch

The latest news from the provincial team and complementary organizations.

Divisions in the News

See what is going on in other divisions around BC:


If you would like more information on a particular story, please contact the division at

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