2016 News Releases

News and events across Interior Health

Interior Health news releases are posted by month and date. View the current year news releases below. Past news releases from 2015 are listed on our Archives page. All media inquiries should be directed to Interior Health Communications Officers. 

News Releases  

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News Release
September 26, 2016
Glenmore Lodge
Kelowna’s newest residential care home is on track and on budget. Glenmore Lodge is being constructed by Baltic Properties Ltd. at 325 Drysdale Blvd., in the Kelowna neighbourhood of Glenmore. Construction began in fall of last year and is on ...
News Release
September 23, 2016
L to R: Dawn Tomlin, HCIS manager primary care and public health; Suzanne Lee, HCIS manager - Boundary; Cheryl Whittleton, HCIS Administrator; Dr. Geoffrey Coleshill; Boundary-Similkameen MLA Linda Larson
Boundary-Similkameen MLA Linda Larson and representatives from Interior Health and the community of Grand Forks celebrated the official grand opening today of the new Boundary Community Health Centre.
News Release
September 22, 2016
MHSU
Interior Health (IH) is pleased to announce five contracts have been awarded for the creation of 26 additional support recovery beds. These new beds will enhance mental health and substance use (MHSU) services throughout the B.C. Interior.
News Release
September 16, 2016
The creation of three dedicated telehealth consultation rooms is among many new features in the new Clinical Services Building that have provided patients with more seamless access to their outpatient appointments at Royal Inland Hospital.
News Release
September 15, 2016
Patients in Revelstoke are the next to benefit from secure online access to their health information as Interior Health launches MyHealthPortal at Queen Victoria Hospital (QVH) next week.
News Release
September 8, 2016
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Interior Health’s Board of Directors has approved a significant investment in seniors’ care through a competitive bid process announced today for the development of 243 residential care beds in communities across Interior Health.
Public Service Announcement
August 31, 2016
Interior Health is urging residents using or considering using drugs to think twice in the wake of several suspected drug overdoses in the Kamloops area in the last 48 hours.
Public Service Announcement
August 25, 2016
Interior Health and the Penticton & District Community Resources Society will offer a series of free drop-in information sessions this fall.
Public Service Announcement
August 24, 2016
Due to construction work on the new Patient Care Tower, Interior Health will be relocating public parking and creating an additional public entrance at Penticton Regional Hospital starting August 27.
Community Update
August 19, 2016
Interior Health is pleased to announce that starting in September the primary care clinic at Victorian Community Health Centre will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for physician appointments on weekends. This expansion to the current weekday service is ...
Sharing Our Stories
August 19, 2016
Speech Language Pathologist Saskia Makela works with Kelowna resident Walter Trudeau to make sure he has the best prosthesis for his communication needs. Walter had his larynx surgically removed in July 2013 after cancer
Over the telephone, Walter Trudeau sounds like a man with a zest for living. “I feel really good. Life is good,” says the 80-year-old Kelowna resident. Most of us wouldn’t expect a person in Walter’s position to have such an upbeat manner, but ...
News Release
August 15, 2016
More than a year after its inception, the province’s Practice Ready Assessment BC (PRA-BC) program continues to benefit residents in Interior Health (IH) by linking rural and remote communities in need with family physicians.
Public Service Announcement
August 12, 2016
Residents are advised that the outpatient laboratory at Royal Inland Hospital will experience shortened hours of operation this weekend, to accommodate the lab’s relocation to the new Clinical Services Building.
News Release
August 8, 2016
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As part of Interior Health’s overdose emergency response, the Take Home Naloxone program has expanded to 70 sites which includes: all Interior Health emergency departments, public health centres, mental health and substance use offices as well ...
Public Service Announcement
August 3, 2016
Interior Health advises residents that the emergency department at the Elkford Health Centre will be closed on Tuesday, August 9 due to a temporary shortage of nursing and support staff at the site.
News Release
July 28, 2016
Well-known community leader John O’Fee of Kamloops has been appointed to Interior Health’s board of directors.
Public Service Announcement
July 21, 2016
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Effective Monday, July 25, traffic patterns at Royal Inland Hospital will be changing permanently as the public parkade opens at the new Clinical Services Building. Patients and visitors are asked to be alert to new signage at the ...
News Release
July 19, 2016
Syrian refugees in the Interior Health region are receiving high-quality, culturally sensitive health-care services thanks to Interior Health’s recent work to develop a systematic, evidence-based care approach for this population ...
News Release
July 15, 2016
Interior Health advises residents of the following changes to service at the Elkford Health Centre during the week of July 18th due to a temporary shortage of nursing and support staff at the site.
News Release
July 15, 2016
When Wes Friesen began his career as a medical radiography technologist in 100 Mile House, images were developed in a darkroom using a chemical solution and the staff ...
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