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Carfentanil has been confirmed in the drug supply on Vancouver Island

Community Health Alert posted: 07-Jul-2017 3:09 PM PDT

Carfentanil has been confirmed in the drug supply on Vancouver Island. It is similar to fentanyl but can be 100 times more toxic. Reduce risk by:
• Never using alone
• Starting small
• Carrying naloxone
• Being close to help

For more information on overdose signs, prevention, resources, and to find an Overdose Prevention Service location near you visit: www.viha.ca/mho/overdose.htm

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Health Professionals - Hospice / Palliative Care - Local Services

Advance Care Planning

Advance care planning allows you to have a say in the health care you will receive if you are too sick to speak for yourself. It is a way to reflect on your values, beliefs and wishes so that you can make your own health care decisions. By discussing and documenting your wishes with your loved ones, health care team and family physician, they will be better able to act on your behalf.

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Nanaimo Community Hospice Society

Offers comprehensive palliative and grief support programs for the whole family.more info

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1729 Boundary Avenue
, Nanaimo, BC, V9S 4P3
Phone: (250) 758-8857
Fax: (250) 758-8502
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Community Headings: Education

Residential Services - Malaspina Gardens

Located in Nanaimo, Malaspina Gardens is designed to ensure the comfort and safety of our residents in a home-like environment. Our amenities and host of recreational activities provide for a warm and friendly atmosphere. The services of our skilled and friendly staff enhance your quality of life with our high standard of personal service. Offering a full range of support services, our programs are individually tailored to provide comfort, dignity and peace of mind. more info

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Malaspina Gardens
388 Machleary Street
, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 2G9
Phone: (250) 754-7711
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Clinical Headings: Home and Community Care, 45
Community Headings: Housing, 23