Our members are currently working on creating and implementing strategies to care for our Cowichan community and to listen to and support each other
Who We Are
The members of the Cowichan District Medical Society include all of the medical staff, Dentists, Nurse Practitioners, and Midwives that work at Cowichan District Hospital. Our role is to engage with our partners collaboratively to support improved quality of care for patients and their families and improved working conditions and well-being for all our medical staff.
PART of the Solution
Partnerships: building relationships for co-designed solutions
Advocacy: ensuring your voice is heard and represented
Respect: recognizing our members as individuals and professionals in their fields
Transparency: striving for open and straightforward communications
Right Care Right Time Right Place
RHelping Patients Know Where To Go
Recognizing Systemic Racism Exists
The CDMS has joined the Cowichan Division of Family Practice and Island Health in issuing the attached letter of support to the Penelakut Tribe in response to the recent confirmation of over 160 unmarked and undocumented graves at the former Kuper Island Industrial School (see letter from the Penelakut Tribe).
A March for the Children event took place on August 2nd, 2021
- see the flyer for details.
See this article from the Discourse, on what allies can do in support:
Kuper Island CBC Podcast
An 8-part series that tells the stories of four students: three who survived and one who didn’t. They attended one of Canada’s most notorious residential schools – where unsolved deaths, abuse, and lies haunt the community and the survivors to this day. Hosted by Duncan McCue.