2018 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 2017 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
November 8, 2018
On Saturday, Nov. 10 from approximately 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., the main entrance to Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital will be closed due to construction.
News Release
November 1, 2018
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Getting tested for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) just got easier for residents across the Interior Health (IH) region, now that On Demand testing is available at all IH laboratories.
News Release
October 30, 2018
New intensive day treatment services are now being offered in four Interior Health (IH) communities to provide structured individual, group, and family treatment and support for people with complex substance-use needs.
News Release
October 27, 2018
Interior Health was joined by the Revelstoke District Health Foundation and other community partners today to celebrate the completion of the Queen Victoria Hospital heliport.
News Release
October 26, 2018
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Residents and staff at Noric House long-term care home are celebrating the facility’s 40th anniversary this week, recognizing four decades of quality care in the community.
News Release
October 25, 2018
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Patients, staff, physicians and guests gathered to unveil an important new artwork in a ceremony held in front of Penticton Regional Hospital (PRH) today.
Public Service Announcement
October 25, 2018
A new parking payment system will take effect at Vernon Jubilee Hospital (VJH) on Nov. 1, 2018. Patients and visitors to the hospital will see changes to the existing parking payment system, which will transition to a pay-by-plate system rather than ...
News Release
October 22, 2018
Winter is coming – and with winter comes influenza season. Protect yourself and your loved ones against influenza, often called the flu, by getting your flu shot and preventing the spread of germs.
News Release
October 20, 2018
The emergency department at Arrow Lakes Hospital in Nakusp is temporary closed - 7 p.m. Oct. 20 to 7 a.m. Oct. 21.
Community Update
October 18, 2018
Interior Health is currently working on two projects in the community of Williams Lake that will enhance care for patients and improve working conditions for staff and physicians.
News Release
October 16, 2018
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Staff and physicians gathered in the cafeteria of Shuswap Lake General Hospital (SLGH) today for a celebratory tea and historical photo display to mark the facility’s 60th birthday.
Public Service Announcement
October 14, 2018
Residents are advised that due to limited physician availability at South Okanagan General Hospital (SOGH), the emergency department (ED) will be closed from 8:00 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14 to 8:00 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 15.
Public Service Announcement
October 9, 2018
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Interior Health would like to advise residents of the Kamloops region that there will be access changes taking place at Royal Inland Hospital (RIH) this week and next due to construction of the RIH Patient Care Tower project.
Public Service Announcement
October 4, 2018
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Interior Health (IH) is advising residents that parking and access to Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH) will be impacted during the construction of the expanded emergency department and significant electrical upgrades at the hospital.
Sharing Our Stories
October 4, 2018
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Patricia Breakey has witnessed a lot of change at Penticton Regional Hospital during her 13 years as a nursing manager in the ambulatory care department. During that time, PRH has seen an increase ...
Public Service Announcement
October 4, 2018
Interior Health would like to advise residents of Merritt and the surrounding region that there will soon be a new way to access the emergency department at the Nicola Valley Hospital and Health Centre (NVH).
News Release
September 28, 2018
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For 10 years, the Hospice House on Ethel Street in Kelowna has provided compassionate care to those in the final stages of life and their loved ones ...
Public Service Announcement
September 21, 2018
Interior Health is aware of a recent case of pneumococcal disease with associated meningitis in Oliver and would like to reassure residents that there is no identified risk to the public or health care workers at this time.
News Release
September 19, 2018
Interior Health and the Lower Similkameen Community Services Society (LSCSS) are pleased to announce that a new location for Kn alá Inclusion House has been found.
News Release
September 17, 2018
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With its first year of operations complete, there have been no overdose deaths at the Mobile Supervised Consumption Service (MSCS) in Kelowna, and hundreds of clients have been connected successfully to addiction treatment and harm reduction services.
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