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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News Release
February 17, 2017
Kelowna General Hospital’s new sacred space officially opens today – offering patients, families and staff a meaningful place for worship, meditation, celebration and prayer.
Public Service Announcement
February 16, 2017
Interior Health is downgrading a health alert issued after a railway coal spill into the Thompson River near Ashcroft on Jan. 12, 2017.
News Release
February 14, 2017
The sounds of hammers, nail guns and saws have rung in the New Year at East Kootenay Regional Hospital, as Interior Health moves ahead with four significant projects that will improve patient care for the East Kootenay residents the hospital serves ...
Public Service Announcement
February 9, 2017
Ongoing weather events continue to create potential challenges with Interior Health services in the East Kootenay.
Public Service Announcement
February 6, 2017
Recent heavy snow and its impacts to transportation have created challenges with staffing and supplies at Interior Health facilities in the East Kootenay...
News Release
February 6, 2017
Health Minister Terry Lake was joined today by Kamloops-South Thompson MLA Todd Stone and officials with Interior Health, the Thompson Regional Hospital District and the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation to announce that the new ...
Project Update
February 3, 2017
Starting Monday, Feb. 6, people living with complex health challenges such as lung disease, heart disease, diabetes, or mental health and/or substance use problems can begin receiving services at the newly renovated Interior Health Primary and ...
Community Update
February 2, 2017
Interior Health is pleased to announce that Dr. Cortney Shier will join the medical team at Victorian Community Health Centre on April 1, 2017.
Public Service Announcement
February 1, 2017
(L-R) Adam Smith and Drew Dawson, clinical information 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 Kelowna area patients this month.
News Release
January 31, 2017
After a thorough procurement process, Interior Health has awarded a contract for the development of 60 residential care beds in Salmon Arm to inSite Housing, Hospitality & Health Services Inc.
News Release
January 27, 2017
Interior Health (IH) is pleased to announce contracts have been awarded for the creation of 16 withdrawal management beds (detox) in three communities.
News Release
January 27, 2017
The Province has provided $90,000 for improved access to hospice palliative care in Kelowna.
Public Service Announcement
January 26, 2017
A health advisory for the Thompson River coal spill that occurred on Jan. 12 remains in place. After the spill, Interior Health issued a Do Not Consume notification for areas downstream from the spill site, which is located ...
News Release
January 26, 2017
The Province has provided $129,000 for improved access to hospice palliative care in Grand Forks and Osoyoos/Oliver.
Public Service Announcement
January 25, 2017
Interior Health has removed a Do Not Use order that was issued to Vavenby residents after a diesel spill in the North Thompson River on Jan. 16.
News Release
January 25, 2017
It was moving day at Kelowna General Hospital, as cardiac patients and staff settled into a new, renovated inpatient unit in the hospital’s Strathcona building over the weekend. The space on the second floor used to house nine of the hospital’s ...
News Release
January 20, 2017
he Province has provided $123,000 for improved access to hospice palliative care in Kamloops.“ This funding will help support Kamloops residents as they near the end of their life’s journey, ensuring their dignity as well as
Public Service Announcement
January 17, 2017
Residents who draw their water from the North Thompson River between Avola and the confluence of the Clearwater River, are advised to be cautious and check their water for any signs of diesel fuel ...
Public Service Announcement
January 17, 2017
Residents who draw their water from the North Thompson River between Avola and Vavenby, B.C., are advised to be cautious and check their water for any signs of diesel fuel (sheen or fuel odour) after a semi-trailer crashed ...
Public Service Announcement
January 13, 2017
Interior Health and the Ministry of Environment continue to investigate a train derailment that occurred shortly before 4 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 12, when 29 railcars carrying coal left the tracks seven km south of Ashcroft.
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