2019 Media Releases
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Archived news and events across Interior Health

Interior Health news releases are posted by month and date. View the archived 2019 news releases below. All current year news releases are listed on our main news release page. All media inquiries should be directed to Interior Health Communications Officers.

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News Releases

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Community Update
December 27, 2019
Interior Health has released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for CMH Redevelopment, asking qualified Design-Build teams interested in building the project to come forward.
News Release
December 10, 2019
Kootenay Street Village atrium
Seniors in the Cranbrook area now have expanded access to long-term care with the opening of 36 new long-term care units at Golden Life Management’s Kootenay Street Village.
Public Service Announcement
December 9, 2019
Residents are advised that due to unexpected limited physician availability for the Elkford Health Centre, the emergency department in Elkford will close at noon today.
News Release
November 29, 2019
Penticton residents now have increased access to team-based health care through the opening of the new Ponderosa Primary Care Centre.
Public Service Announcement
November 22, 2019
Patients and visitors are advised that access to Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH) is changing to the walkway that runs around the construction zone effective Nov. 25.
Public Service Announcement
November 15, 2019
Interior Health is urging residents using or considering using drugs to reconsider or take steps to prevent overdose in the wake of a recent increase in suspected drug overdoses in the Penticton area.
News Release
November 12, 2019
People living in Vernon now have better access to team-based everyday health care, with the opening of an urgent and primary care centre.
Public Service Announcement
November 8, 2019
Interior Health is advising the public that A&L Peterson Orchards Fresh Pressed Apple Juice has been recalled due to unsanitary conditions during the manufacturing process.
News Release
October 25, 2019
This year, Interior Health is calling on you to take action and increase immunity for your community by getting the annual flu shot.
Public Service Announcement
October 19, 2019
Interior Health (IH) is urging residents using or considering using drugs to reconsider, or take steps to prevent overdose, following several severe illicit drug overdoses in the Castlegar area.
Public Service Announcement
October 17, 2019
Interior Health (IH) is encouraging people who need outpatient lab testing to consider using the Tudor Village Laboratory.
News Release
October 11, 2019
Interior Health is making it easier than ever to donate human milk to help other moms and babies with the introduction of new depots in Kelowna and Kamloops.
Public Service Announcement
October 10, 2019
To better serve clients and provide additional respite to caregivers, Adult Day Services have expanded in Nelson.
News Release
October 1, 2019
A room in the new patient care tower at Royal Inland Hospital will be dedicated to the memory of Darrin Yusishen, a Kamloops resident who passed away in 2018 after a brave fight with brain cancer.
News Release
September 30, 2019
NEW DENVER – Interior Health is pleased to announce that two new physicians are joining the local health care team at the Slocan Community Health Centre (SCHC).
Public Service Announcement
September 25, 2019
NAKUSP – Nakusp and area residents are advised that, due to temporary limited staffing availability, the emergency department (ED) at the Arrow Lakes Hospital will be closed from 11 p.m. tonight (Wednesday) to 7 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 26.
News Release
September 19, 2019
KELOWNA - People living in the central Okanagan will soon have better access to team-based everyday health care, with the opening of an urgent and primary care centre in Kelowna.
Public Service Announcement
September 10, 2019
BC Health Authorities and the BC Ministry of Health are issuing a PSA for persons considering undergoing needle-free filler treatments.
News Release
September 4, 2019
Kootenay Boundary residents are advised that access to Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH) will temporarily change effective Sept. 9, 2019 due to construction work.
Public Service Announcement
September 4, 2019
Residents are advised that construction will begin this month at PRH as part of Phase 2 of the David E. Kampe Tower project, which includes renovations to the emergency department (ED), the pharmacy and material stores at PRH.
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