2016 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 2015 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
August 25, 2016
Interior Health and the Penticton & District Community Resources Society will offer a series of free drop-in information sessions this fall.
Public Service Announcement
August 24, 2016
Due to construction work on the new Patient Care Tower, Interior Health will be relocating public parking and creating an additional public entrance at Penticton Regional Hospital starting August 27.
Community Update
August 19, 2016
Interior Health is pleased to announce that starting in September the primary care clinic at Victorian Community Health Centre will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for physician appointments on weekends. This expansion to the current weekday service is ...
Sharing Our Stories
August 19, 2016
Speech Language Pathologist Saskia Makela works with Kelowna resident Walter Trudeau to make sure he has the best prosthesis for his communication needs. Walter had his larynx surgically removed in July 2013 after cancer
Over the telephone, Walter Trudeau sounds like a man with a zest for living. “I feel really good. Life is good,” says the 80-year-old Kelowna resident. Most of us wouldn’t expect a person in Walter’s position to have such an upbeat manner, but ...
News Release
August 15, 2016
More than a year after its inception, the province’s Practice Ready Assessment BC (PRA-BC) program continues to benefit residents in Interior Health (IH) by linking rural and remote communities in need with family physicians.
Public Service Announcement
August 12, 2016
Residents are advised that the outpatient laboratory at Royal Inland Hospital will experience shortened hours of operation this weekend, to accommodate the lab’s relocation to the new Clinical Services Building.
News Release
August 8, 2016
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As part of Interior Health’s overdose emergency response, the Take Home Naloxone program has expanded to 70 sites which includes: all Interior Health emergency departments, public health centres, mental health and substance use offices as well ...
Public Service Announcement
August 3, 2016
Interior Health advises residents that the emergency department at the Elkford Health Centre will be closed on Tuesday, August 9 due to a temporary shortage of nursing and support staff at the site.
News Release
July 28, 2016
Well-known community leader John O’Fee of Kamloops has been appointed to Interior Health’s board of directors.
Public Service Announcement
July 21, 2016
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Effective Monday, July 25, traffic patterns at Royal Inland Hospital will be changing permanently as the public parkade opens at the new Clinical Services Building. Patients and visitors are asked to be alert to new signage at the ...
News Release
July 19, 2016
Syrian refugees in the Interior Health region are receiving high-quality, culturally sensitive health-care services thanks to Interior Health’s recent work to develop a systematic, evidence-based care approach for this population ...
News Release
July 15, 2016
Interior Health advises residents of the following changes to service at the Elkford Health Centre during the week of July 18th due to a temporary shortage of nursing and support staff at the site.
News Release
July 15, 2016
When Wes Friesen began his career as a medical radiography technologist in 100 Mile House, images were developed in a darkroom using a chemical solution and the staff ...
News Release
July 12, 2016
Premier Christy Clark and MLA Dan Ashton led the official groundbreaking today for the new patient care tower and parkade at Penticton Regional Hospital (PRH) with hospital staff, community members and health-care partners.
News Release
June 27, 2016
Two plaques were unveiled today at Royal Inland Hospital to commemorate the life and career of Dr. Gur Singh, neurosurgery pioneer and former Chief of Staff.
Dr. Gur Singh’s unwavering commitment to patient care will live on through the naming of a high-observation room dedicated to neurosurgery patients at Royal Inland Hospital (RIH).
News Release
June 23, 2016
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Today, Interior Health announced that it has selected Stantec Architecture Ltd. as its preferred proponent for architectural and planning services for upgrades to the Emergency Department at Arrow Lakes Hospital.
News Release
June 21, 2016
Health Minister Terry Lake and Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett joined representatives from Interior Health, Kootenay East Regional Hospital District, East Kootenay Foundation for Health, and Cranbrook Health Care Auxiliary to announce a ...
News Release
June 14, 2016
Interior Health has begun implementing measures in emergency departments to improve overdose surveillance and arm those at risk with naloxone, a life-saving drug that can reduce the risk of brain damage or death, from future opioid overdoses.
News Release
June 13, 2016
Interior Health has launched a new, confidential toll-free number to report the mistreatment of older adults.
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