Island Well being ultrasound clinic opens at Camosun School

Island Well being ultrasound clinic opens at Camosun School

Island Well being has partnered with Camosun School to open an outpatient ultrasound clinic embedded inside Camosun’s Faculty of Well being and Human Companies. Campus Ultrasound is the primary clinic of its type within the nation to help on-site studying. 

Island Well being ultrasound clinic opens at Camosun School

“The opening of the Camosun Ultrasound clinic is a major step in the direction of making certain that each one members of our neighborhood have entry to the important well being care they want,” mentioned Adrian Dix, Minister of Well being. “This state-of-the-art facility will present high-quality diagnostic companies and assist to alleviate strain on current clinics, making it simpler for sufferers to obtain the care they want in a well timed method.” 

“This funding is a crucial step in getting folks in B.C. skilled for the numerous in-demand jobs within the health-care sector,” mentioned Selina Robinson, Minister of Submit-Secondary Training and Future Abilities. “The Province of B.C. is dedicated to a robust public health-care system. The brand new Campus Ultrasound clinic will assist put together future health-care employees to serve the wants of B.C.’s numerous and rising inhabitants. This funding aligns with StrongerBC’s Future Prepared Plan, working to speed up expertise growth and abilities coaching throughout the province to deal with workforce challenges throughout all sectors of the financial system, together with the care financial system.” 

Campus Ultrasound clinic has two common ultrasound rooms and two echocardiogram rooms, permitting 4 college students to be skilled in-house concurrently with entry to actual sufferers, superior simulation and skilled Island Well being sonographers and radiologists — multi function area. 

“We’re delighted to be delivering outpatient ultrasound companies at our new clinic situated at Camosun’s Interurban campus,” says Leah Hollins, Island Well being Board chair. “Like all areas, Island Well being is dealing with elevated demand for medical imaging. This new service is not going to solely assist to coach future sonographers, however it should additionally increase diagnostic ultrasound companies for our sufferers.” 

“Camosun continues to ship packages which can be responsive, related and what native communities and employers want,” says Lane Trotter, President of Camosun School. “Working in partnership with Island Well being, the brand new ultrasound clinic will present sonography college students with extra medical schooling alternatives in an actual clinic setting, whereas enhancing affected person entry to well being care companies.” 


College students coaching on the clinic will administer ultrasound scans used to diagnose, deal with and monitor a wide range of medical circumstances inside two specialty disciplines: common and cardiac. Roughly 32 Camosun School Diagnostic Medical Sonography college students will obtain hands-on coaching at Campus Ultrasound annually.

“With this ultrasound clinic, Camosun School is offering college students with extra real-world expertise and native sufferers with extra entry to ultrasound companies, benefiting the neighborhood for a few years to return,” mentioned Lana Popham, MLA for Saanich South. 

“The educational alternatives offered via the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program at Camosun have been invaluable. From extremely supportive and educated instructors to the modified pair scanning method, which integrates the scholar with out impacting affected person care, I imagine this program is offering one of the crucial complete educations in sonography accessible,” says Pippa Cilliers, first yr Diagnostic Medical Sonography pupil. “To have the ability to obtain collaborative and hands-on studying straight on campus within the new ultrasound clinic will profit college students and sufferers alike. I’m really excited for this distinctive alternative to realize real-world expertise and formal coaching multi function location.”

The clinic will function collaboratively between Island Well being’s Medical Imaging and Coronary heart Well being departments. Island Well being expects to increase diagnostic ultrasound companies by roughly 5,000 common ultrasound exams and three,000 echocardiogram exams yearly on the new clinic, which can be staffed by cardiac sonographers, common sonographers, and clerical help.

Campus Ultrasound aligns with StrongerBC’s Future Prepared plan. Future Prepared is making schooling and coaching extra accessible, inexpensive and related to assist companies develop and put together British Columbians for the roles of tomorrow.

Campus Ultrasound will start receiving sufferers on February 6, 2023.