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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Opinion/Editorial
October 16, 2017
Fall means an increase in what we officially call “pedestrian strikes” in the hospital Emergency Department. When a person is hit by a car, the pedestrian never wins and there can be terrible results.
News Release
October 12, 2017
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Every year in Canada, about 12,200 people are hospitalized and 3,500 people die from influenza or its complications.
Public Service Announcement
October 11, 2017
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To reduce congestion and improve the overall parking experience at Kelowna General Hospital the following changes will take place beginning Thursday Oct. 12, 2017 ...
News Release
October 6, 2017
Funding partners joined Interior Health representatives to celebrate the construction phase of the addition for a new permanent MRI. In photo are (left to right): EKRH radiologist Dr. Julie Nicol; Rendek president/owner Terry Rendek; IH diagnostic imaging
Residents of East Kootenay are one step closer to having increased access to diagnostic testing within the region. Construction has started on the addition to ...
Project Update
October 5, 2017
Interior Health is pleased to name Vic Van Isle Construction Ltd. as the general contractor for the Queen Victoria Hospital helipad project.
News Release
October 2, 2017
Interior Health has shortlisted three teams as it seeks a qualified proponent for the Patient Care Tower Project at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops ...
News Release
September 29, 2017
Interior Health (IH) has enlisted the support of external security and privacy experts as it investigates information breaches involving the personal information of about 500 current and former employees.
News Release
September 28, 2017
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The shovels are in the ground, marking the launch of construction on an expansion to Mount Ida Mews residential care home – a project that will include the addition of 60 new beds for people with ...
News Release
September 20, 2017
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To ensure individuals have access to the mental health and substance use (MHSU) services they need, no matter where they live, Interior Health is expanding access to a rural telehealth pilot project.
Public Service Announcement
September 8, 2017
Interior Health (IH) and the Penticton & District Community Resources Society are once again providing a series of free drop-in information sessions this fall.
Public Service Announcement
September 7, 2017
With more than 24,000 patients enrolled since the service was introduced a year ago, and a new automated registration system now launched, use of Interior Health’s MyHealthPortal tool continues to grow ...
Public Service Announcement
September 1, 2017
Residents are advised that due to limited physician availability at the South Okanagan General Hospital (SOGH) emergency department (ED), there will be a temporary change to service on Saturday, September 2, ending Sunday, September 3.
Public Service Announcement
September 1, 2017
Kelowna has been selected as one of 150 communities across Canada to participate in the Canada 150 Mosaic project.
Public Service Announcement
August 30, 2017
Interior Health is urging residents using or considering using drugs to reconsider or take steps to prevent overdose in the wake of several recent suspected drug overdose deaths in the Kelowna area.
Public Service Announcement
August 28, 2017
New Denver and area residents are advised that the emergency department (ED) at the Slocan Community Health Centre will remain open between Friday, Sept. 1 and Tuesday, Sept. 5.
Information Bulletin
August 25, 2017
Normal health services at the West Chilcotin Health Centre in Tatla Lake will resume on Saturday, Aug. 26 as an evacuation order for the community has been downgraded to an alert.
Public Service Announcement
August 23, 2017
New Denver and area residents are advised that, due to limited physician availability, the emergency department at the Slocan Community Health Centre will be closed from ...
Public Service Announcement
August 23, 2017
Interior Health would like to advise residents that there will be temporary changes to access and parking at Nicola Valley Hospital and Health Centre due to its emergency department expansion and renovation project, beginning Aug. 30
Information Bulletin
August 19, 2017
The West Chilcotin Health Centre in Tatla Lake will be closed until further notice due to an evacuation order for the community.
Information Bulletin
August 18, 2017
Residents in Williams Lake are advised of the following updates to services at Cariboo Memorial Hospital (CMH) ...
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