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
March 24, 2017
MLA Norm Letnik
A Seniors Health and Wellness Centre that has opened in the Central Okanagan is benefiting those with frailty and age-related medical conditions through a multi-disciplinary approach and access to specialist services.
Public Service Announcement
March 24, 2017
On Mar. 2, 2017, Interior Health issued a Do Not Use order for water for several properties in a specified area between Bridesville and Rock Creek ...
News Release
March 23, 2017
With Budget 2017, the provincial government is supporting planning for hospital redevelopment for Williams Lake and region.
News Release
March 20, 2017
After a thorough procurement process, Interior Health has awarded a contract for the development of 48 residential care beds in Kamloops to H&H Total Care Services Inc.
News Release
March 17, 2017
After a thorough procurement process, Interior Health has awarded a contract for the development of 70 residential care beds in Williams Lake to inSite Housing, Hospitality & Health Services Inc.
Public Service Announcement
March 16, 2017
Interior Health and the Penticton & District Community Resources Society are providing a series of free drop-in information sessions this spring.
News Release
March 13, 2017
Interior Health (IH) is looking to the public for quality original art to help create an enriched experience for individuals visiting the new Community Health & Services Centre (CHSC) located in downtown Kelowna.
Public Service Announcement
March 8, 2017
(L-R) Adam Smith and Drew Dawson, Clinical Informatics 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 South Okanagan area patients this month ...
News Release
March 8, 2017
After a thorough procurement process, Interior Health has awarded a contract for the development of 30 residential care beds in Cranbrook to Golden Life Management ...
News Release
March 3, 2017
Today, Health Minister Terry Lake and MLA Kamloops-South Thompson Todd Stone were joined by representatives from Interior Health to open the new Interior Health Primary Care Services ...
Public Service Announcement
March 3, 2017
Interior Health has issued a Do Not Use order for water in a three-kilometre radius from the intersection of Sanders Road and Johnstone Creek Road West between Bridesville and Rock Creek.
News Release
March 2, 2017
The deadly drug carfentanil is now confirmed to be present in Interior Health. This comes following a positive carfentanil drug test in the Kootenay region reported by Health Canada and ...
Public Service Announcement
February 20, 2017
PRH map
With construction activity underway for the new patient care tower at Penticton Regional Hospital, visitors are reminded of the changes in public parking locations.
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 ...
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