The LTCI is starting to plan for our upcoming Annual LTCI Leadership Dinner this fall with excitement. Due to the obvious public health restrictions, we haven’t had the chance to come together as a large group since our 2019 Leadership Dinner—we are looking forward to meeting in person soon!

At our upcoming event, we’d love to highlight some success stories from our community over this challenging last year and a half. Do you have a success or a challenge you overcame that you’d like to share with the broader LTC community? Perhaps a heartwarming story of how your staff went above and beyond? We want to hear from you! Let us know:

  • what happened (big or small!)
  • who was involved
  • how it was received
  • any impact it had, and
  • If you’d be willing to have your story recorded or share at the event!

Everyone who submits a story by will be entered in a draw for Yonni’s doughnuts! Please submit it to by the end of August.

Looking forward to hearing all of your wonderful achievements!


When: October 21st 2021 (note date change from September 30th due to stat day declared for Truth and Reconciliation)

Where: Hotel Grand Pacific

Who: LTC Facility leaders and Physicians

Join us for dinner and an evening of community building where we celebrate our successes over a challenging 18 months. Space is limited so watch for our invite coming soon!


The SBAR has been updated! Looking for the most up-to-date daytime or after-hours SBAR form? Whether you're in Victoria, Sooke, or on the Saanich Peninsula, we've got an SBAR form for you!

For more forms, order sets, and other resources on a variety of topics, click here to visit the Vic-SI LTCI resource library.


Are you a physician interested in expanding your long-term care practice? Do you know a physician interested in expanding their long-term care practice? We want to hear from you! The LTCI has been working with physicians and long-term care homes to find replacements for physicians retiring or reducing their panel sizes. If you know of any interested family physicians, please get in touch


In response to feedback received at the system coordination and sustainability events held last fall, the LTCI has been developing and trialing a physician mentoring program. The program supports both new mentee physicians (medical Family Medicine Residents, and community physicians with no LTC experience) to learn about LTC and provide remuneration for their time, as well as later-career and retiring mentor physicians, who are remunerated for their mentoring time, and for any care transfers of LTC residents to the mentee.

The purpose of the Vic-SI LTCI’s Mentoring Program and Advanced Long-term Care Training is to support Family Physicians in enhancing their clinical experience and skills in order to begin, maintain, or reintroduce caring for frail elderly patients living in long-term care to their practice. Participant learning is supported by Family Physician mentors experienced in caring for the elderly in LTC settings.

Are you interested in learning more about our mentoring program as a mentor or mentee? Get in touch


MyVirtualVisit changed to BC Virtual Visit to support the transition to a new provincial strategy for virtual care delivery. On May 27th BC Virtual Visit branded applications were rolled out to all Island Health managed desktop and mobile devices. Patients and providers using personal mobile devices will need to download the new BC Virtual Visit app. There will be no changes to how the applications work or the privacy and security of your virtual visits. Read more here.

The BC Virtual Visit mobile application is available now on the App Store and Google Play.


Were you unable to attend our recent Virtual Learning Series event on wounds? Events are recorded and posted on our website along with slides, available here.


Have a Practice Pearl that you think your LTC colleagues would benefit from or something that changed your practice? Send it in and we’ll share in our next newsletter!


Island Health is changing staff email addresses to After Sept 21st, all Island Health email addresses will end with instead of Read the news release here


Institute for Health Care Improvement: Conversation guide to improve COVID-19 vaccine uptake. A guide from IHI aims to help health care staff and leaders engage in conversations about COVID-19 vaccination, both at work and at home. Find more here.

Read Island Health’s Long-term Care Newsletter - July 2021 here.

Island Health’s new Order Sets are available on the LTCI website. You can download them here.

MRP Death Notification Tool! The LTCI have partnered with Island Health on the development of a MRP Death Notification Tool, available here. The aim is for this tool to provide MRP’s with the information needed to register a death in a timely manner.


September 14 - IHI’s Finding and Creating Joy in Work. More here.

September 28 - IHI’s Moving from Theory to Action with Quality Improvement. Flexible, affordable, and in-depth — the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's (IHI's) online courses are a great way to earn continuing education credits and learn from expert faculty who are using improvement science to navigate unprecedented challenges. More here.

October 21- LTCI Leadership Dinner! Invite coming soon! 

October 22 - UBC Division of Palliative Care CME Day. UBC Division of Palliative Care invites you to the virtual CME DAY focusing on Back to Basics. More here.

October 26 & 27 - Ontario Long Term Care Association Signature Event – “This is Long Term Care” virtual conference October 26 & 27, 2021. Learn more here.

We want to hear from you, please participate in our poll! With COVID restrictions set to ease, LTCI learning series events could be back in-person. Are you more likely to attend a learning series event if it is: