Media 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 2018 are listed on our Archives page. All media inquiries should be directed to Interior Health Communications Officers. 

 

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Public Service Announcement
September 10, 2019
BC Health Authorities and the BC Ministry of Health are issuing a PSA for persons considering undergoing needle-free filler treatments.
News Release
September 4, 2019
Kootenay Boundary residents are advised that access to Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH) will temporarily change effective Sept. 9, 2019 due to construction work.
Public Service Announcement
September 4, 2019
Residents are advised that construction will begin this month at PRH as part of Phase 2 of the David E. Kampe Tower project, which includes renovations to the emergency department (ED), the pharmacy and material stores at PRH.
Public Service Announcement
August 30, 2019
Nakusp and area residents are advised that, due to unexpected and temporary limited staffing availability, the emergency department (ED) at the Arrow Lakes Hospital will be closed from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 1.
Opinion/Editorial
August 26, 2019
Submitted by: Corinne Dolman, Director, Substance Use, Interior Health Getting “clean.” “Junkie.” “Addict.” “Dirty” needles. The language we use to refer to people with substance use disorders can elicit many negative stereotypes.
Community Update
August 7, 2019
Interior Health (IH) is pleased to announce that service on a new permanent MRI machine has started in the David E. Kampe Tower at Penticton Regional Hospital (PRH).
Public Service Announcement
August 7, 2019
As summer temperatures increase, so does the risk of West Nile virus. The risk of getting West Nile virus is highest from the end of July through August. There are some important measures people can take to reduce their risk of infection.
News Release
July 24, 2019
WILLIAMS LAKE - The business plan for a redeveloped and state-of-the-art Cariboo Memorial hospital has been completed and officially approved on time and on schedule.
Public Service Announcement
July 10, 2019
Residents are advised that due to temporary limited staffing availability, the emergency department (ED) at the Ashcroft Hospital and Community Health Care Centre will be closed from midnight on Friday, July 12 until Saturday, July 13, 8 a.m.
News Release
July 9, 2019
Interior Health is advising residents that drinking water can be impacted during and after floods.
Public Service Announcement
July 8, 2019
Wildfires are a regular part of summer in British Columbia, and with wildfires comes the potential for wildfire smoke pollution.
Public Service Announcement
July 5, 2019
OLIVER – Residents are advised that the emergency department at South Okanagan General Hospital will be closed from 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 6 to 8 a.m. Sunday, July 7 due to lack of physician coverage.
Community Update
June 27, 2019
An evaluation of health services and available staff resources has resulted in a change of hours for the Blue River Health Centre. The change will expand the type of services available to Blue River residents.
Public Service Announcement
June 27, 2019
WILLIAMS LAKE – Interior Health (IH) is pleased to advise Cariboo families that full in-patient maternity services will resume at Cariboo Memorial Hospital (CMH) as of July 1, 2019.
Public Service Announcement
June 25, 2019
June 27 is National HIV Testing Day – an opportunity to remind everyone it is easier than ever to know your HIV status.
Public Service Announcement
June 24, 2019
Smoke, evacuations, loss, worry – B.C.’s wildfires affect us all. If you are feeling stressed or anxious, you are not alone.
Public Service Announcement
June 17, 2019
TRAIL – Starting today, work begins to replace old nuclear medicine technology at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH) with a new SPECT CT camera, which will provide better images and enhance patient care.
Public Service Announcement
June 14, 2019
Residents are advised that the emergency department at South Okanagan General Hospital will be closed from 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 15 to 8 a.m. on Sunday, June 16 due to lack of physician coverage.
News Release
June 10, 2019
MERRITT -The expanded and redeveloped emergency department at Nicola Valley Hospital and Health Centre is strengthening patient care for people in Merritt ...
News Release
June 8, 2019
Nakusp and area residents are advised that, due to unexpected and temporary limited staffing availability, the emergency department at the Arrow Lakes Hospital will be closed from midnight tonight (June 8) overnight until 7 a.m. Sunday morning (June 9).
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