Three crosswalks – at Royal Jubilee Hospital, Nanaimo Regional General Hospital and North Island Comox Valley Hospital (seen in photo) – will be completed by the end of August. Photo by Alex Blais.

Comox Valley hospital getting splash of colour with new crosswalk

Crews are finishing up work on a rainbow crosswalk near the hospital to celebrate Pride

The North Island Hospital Comox Valley is getting a splash of colour thanks to a new sidewalk from Island Health.

Crews are finishing up work on a rainbow crosswalk near the hospital to celebrate Pride and to show that love is healthy – whatever a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity and/or gender expression, noted a release about the project.

Three crosswalks – one at Royal Jubliee Hospital, one at Nanaimo General Hospital and one at the North Island Hospital Comox Valley – will be completed by the end of the month.

“Island Health is committed to addressing discrimination against people because of who they are or whom they love,” said Leah Hollins, chair for the Island Health Board of Directors. “Rainbow crosswalks make this commitment visible and recognize the diversity and inclusivity of the LGBTQ2S+ community.”

Rainbow crosswalks are a visual demonstration of Island Health’s commitment to improving diversity and inclusion for patients, clients, staff and volunteers in the LGBTQ2S+ community. Black and brown stripes are included in the rainbow to represent LGBTQ2S+ communities of colour.

Island Health will continue to review additional facilities across the health authority for the potential to paint rainbow crosswalks.



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