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
July 16, 2018
Roof repairs have forced an unexpected closure of part of the Interior Health Shuswap Home & Community Care building at 2770-10th Ave., NE.
Statement
July 13, 2018
Effective retrieval of improperly discarded needles is a priority for Interior Health’s Harm Reduction program. Roughly 99% of the needles distributed in our communities in 2017 were properly disposed of by Interior Health ...
Public Service Announcement
July 13, 2018
A large grassfire on the south side of Thompson River in Kamloops Thursday serves as a reminder to all residents to look after their lung health when they are living in close vicinity to a fire.
News Release
July 11, 2018
Effective July 6, Interior Health (IH) has closed the Kn ala Inclusion House Mental Health Program location on Kenley Avenue, citing safety concerns about the building where the services are provided ...
Public Service Announcement
July 10, 2018
Residents are advised that due to unexpected limited nurse availability at the Elkford Health Centre, the emergency department will be closed today, Tuesday, July 10.
Public Service Announcement
June 28, 2018
Residents are advised that due to unexpected limited nurse availability at the Ashcroft Hospital and Health Centre, the emergency department (ED) will be closed overnight on Sunday, July 1.
Public Service Announcement
June 28, 2018
Interior Health would like to advise residents of impacts to the Nicola Valley Hospital and Health Centre this summer due to construction on the emergency department renovation and expansion project.
Public Service Announcement
June 23, 2018
Nakusp – Residents are advised that due to unexpected limited nurse availability at the Arrow Lakes Hospital, the emergency department (ED) will be closed for six hours early Sunday morning, June 24, only.
Public Service Announcement
June 23, 2018
Residents are advised that due to unexpected limited nurse availability at the Ashcroft Hospital and Health Centre, the emergency department (ED), will be closed overnight on Saturday, June 23 only.
News Release
June 22, 2018
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People in the Vernon area will be the first to benefit as MyHealthPortal expands to include additional clinical reports this summer.
News Release
June 21, 2018
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Thanks to a partnership between Golden Life Management, Interior Health, and Columbia Basin Trust expanded housing options for Cranbrook and area seniors is a step closer to reality ...
Public Service Announcement
June 19, 2018
The recent floods and higher water in many areas across IH have resulted in an increase in standing water and more mosquitoes hatching. There are steps you can take to reduce or eliminate standing water on your property, which will ...
News Release
June 19, 2018
A new Seniors Health and Wellness Centre has opened in Revelstoke to benefit those with age-related frailty and complex medical conditions through a multi-disciplinary, team-based approach and access to community-based services.
News Release
June 15, 2018
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Residents of East Kootenay now have increased access to diagnostic testing within the region with a new, permanent MRI machine, which began operating at East Kootenay Regional Hospital on June 11.
News Release
June 14, 2018
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The glass etchings are elegant, and their message – TsuMinte re Secwepemcul’ecw – is as clear as the surface on which it is marked: You are on the traditional territory of the Secwepemc Nation, and you are welcome here ...
Photo Submission
June 13, 2018
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The new Urgent Primary Care Centre welcomed its first patient through the doors at 5 p.m. Tuesday and he appeared thrilled to be the test case at the new site ...
News Release
June 11, 2018
The glass etchings are elegant, and their message – TsuMinte re Secwepemcul’ecw – is as clear as the surface on which it is marked: You are on the traditional territory of the Secwepemc Nation, and you are welcome here.
News Release
June 8, 2018
The Kamloops Urgent Primary Care and Learning Centre (UPCLC) will provide people a new option for timely primary care when it opens, announced Adrian Dix, Minister of Health.
Public Service Announcement
May 25, 2018
Interior Health is reminding residents across the region to take extra precautions while enjoying recreational water activities this weekend and throughout the summer.
Public Service Announcement
May 24, 2018
Interior Health is advising South Okanagan Similkameen residents who are returning to their homes after flooding to take the following precautions to protect their health.
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