2017 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 2016 are listed on our Archives page. All media inquiries should be directed to Interior Health Communications Officers. 

News Releases  

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Public Service Announcement
April 26, 2017
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Effective today Interior Health will be offering overdose prevention services in Kelowna using a mobile unit. The mobile unit replaces the current overdose prevention site at 1340 Ellis Street which is now closed ...
Public Service Announcement
April 24, 2017
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Due to construction work on the new Patient Care Tower at Penticton Regional Hospital, temporary changes are being made to public parking access to the South lot during the weekends of April 28 to 30 and May 5 to 7 ...
Public Service Announcement
April 15, 2017
Interior Health (IH) is cautioning people to avoid recreational use of Kootenay Lake along a 400 metre stretch of shoreline next to the Balfour Ferry terminal. The Ministry of Environment (MoE) reports that ...
Information Bulletin
April 11, 2017
Interior Health is initiating a review of diagnostic imaging reports from a radiologist who worked as a locum in the Kootenay Boundary area during the following time periods ...
Public Service Announcement
April 10, 2017
With the annual spring melt underway, Interior Health is advising all homeowners with private wells to take appropriate steps to safeguard their drinking water ...
Sharing Our Stories
April 7, 2017
Penticton’s Cardiology department currently operates in a small corner of the hospital’s main floor. The department consists of four ...
Public Service Announcement
April 7, 2017
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As the weather warms, people across Interior Health will be spending more time outdoors in tall grass or wooded areas and this means an increased chance of getting tick bites. Ticks are small bugs that feed on the blood of humans and animals ...
Public Service Announcement
April 6, 2017
Ashcroft residents are advised that due to limited physician availability at the Ashcroft Hospital and Health Centre, the emergency department (ED), will be closed the weekend of April 14-17.
News Release
April 3, 2017
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Today, Health Minister Terry Lake announced $90 million in new funding over three years to bring integrated team-based primary care services to more communities throughout British Columbia ...
Community Update
April 3, 2017
On Monday, April 10, Kamloops seniors will begin receiving care at the newly renovated Interior Health Primary and Community Care Services site and at the new Seniors Health and Wellness Centre ...
Public Service Announcement
March 30, 2017
A new tool allowing patients to access their personal health information online is coming to the Kootenays. MyHealthPortal provides patients 24-hour access to their health information via their smart phone, tablet or computer through ...
News Release
March 28, 2017
Interior Health (IH) and the Kelowna RCMP have partnered to create a Police and Crisis Team (PACT), a mobile mental health and substance use (MHSU) crisis intervention team which provides an enhanced community response to people ...
News Release
March 24, 2017
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A Seniors Health and Wellness Centre that has opened in the Central Okanagan is benefiting those with frailty and age-related medical conditions through a multi-disciplinary approach and access to specialist services.
Public Service Announcement
March 24, 2017
On Mar. 2, 2017, Interior Health issued a Do Not Use order for water for several properties in a specified area between Bridesville and Rock Creek ...
News Release
March 23, 2017
With Budget 2017, the provincial government is supporting planning for hospital redevelopment for Williams Lake and region.
News Release
March 20, 2017
After a thorough procurement process, Interior Health has awarded a contract for the development of 48 residential care beds in Kamloops to H&H Total Care Services Inc.
News Release
March 17, 2017
After a thorough procurement process, Interior Health has awarded a contract for the development of 70 residential care beds in Williams Lake to inSite Housing, Hospitality & Health Services Inc.
Public Service Announcement
March 16, 2017
Interior Health and the Penticton & District Community Resources Society are providing a series of free drop-in information sessions this spring.
News Release
March 13, 2017
Interior Health (IH) is looking to the public for quality original art to help create an enriched experience for individuals visiting the new Community Health & Services Centre (CHSC) located in downtown Kelowna.
Public Service Announcement
March 8, 2017
(L-R) Adam Smith and Drew Dawson, Clinical Informatics Analysts, have been enrolling patients at hospitals throughout Interior Health.
A new tool that gives patients access to their personal health information online will be offered to South Okanagan area patients this month ...
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