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
December 14, 2017
Today, Interior Health announced they are offering immunization clinics throughout the Okanagan for individuals in grades 9-12 and persons aged 15-19 years old who do not attend school.
News Release
December 14, 2017
Through the assistance of an external privacy and security expert, Interior Health (IH) has concluded a comprehensive review of a privacy breach involving the personal information of about 500 current and former employees and found no evidence ...
News Release
December 1, 2017
Interior Health (IH) is undertaking a review of hip and knee total joint replacement surgical processes for patients at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH) in light of slight increase in the number of surgical site infections in elective ...
News Release
November 30, 2017
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Doreen Byers was on the front nine of the golf course at Salmon Arm in June and she was getting weaker…and weaker…and weaker. She realized something was terribly wrong ...
News Release
November 29, 2017
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A new project is underway that will support more seniors and those with complex needs who are not able to live independently. Today, Interior Health and H&H Total Care Services Inc. marked the launch of construction on a 48-bed expansion to ...
Public Service Announcement
November 17, 2017
Interior Health (IH) is expanding immunizations for meningococcal disease to individuals 15-24 years of age in the Oliver region. This includes people from Osoyoos and Okanagan Falls who frequent the Oliver area.
Public Service Announcement
November 9, 2017
Meningococcal disease has been confirmed in two students attending South Okanagan Secondary School in Oliver, and a potential third case is being investigated As a result, Interior Health is advising all students and staff ...
News Release
November 8, 2017
Today, Interior Health (IH) and the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) announced a shared investment of $3 million to bring Elder care closer to home.
Public Service Announcement
November 7, 2017
Interior Health (IH) would like to advise residents that there will be temporary changes to access and parking at Queen Victoria Hospital (QVH) due to its helipad construction project.
Public Service Announcement
November 3, 2017
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 Friday, Nov. 3 only.
News Release
November 2, 2017
When the sliding door of Walter Gambles’ van slammed closed and left a toonie-sized gash in his arm, the 82 year-old resident of Christina Lake figured he was destined for a trip to the emergency department in Grand Forks ...
Opinion/Editorial
November 2, 2017
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Falls happen every day, across all age groups. For children and youth, it might be a fall off playground equipment or a bicycle. For adults, it might be a fall off a ladder or slipping on the floor at work ...
Project Update
October 31, 2017
A Request for Proposals (RFP) is now in the hands of the three teams shortlisted for the Patient Care Tower Project at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops.
Public Service Announcement
October 28, 2017
Interior Health is urging residents using or considering using drugs to take extra caution in the wake of an increased number of fatal overdoses in the Lower Mainland on Friday, which may be an indication ...
News Release
October 27, 2017
Minister Adrian Dix joins Interior Health and community representatives to celebrate the raising of the beam.
Health Minister Adrian Dix was joined by individuals from throughout the South Okanagan at Penticton Regional Hospital to celebrate a construction milestone ...
News Release
October 27, 2017
From left - Johann Burger, president Vantage Living, Tammy Tugnum, Interior Health Board director, Williams Lake Mayor Walt Cobb, Marine Sellars, councillor for Xat’sull First Nation, Marg Brown, Residential Services Director for IH West.
To support seniors and those with complex needs who are not able to live independently, a new option for residential care is underway in Williams Lake. Today, Interior Health and Vantage Living Inc. celebrated the launch of construction on ...
Public Service Announcement
October 24, 2017
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Construction of the David E. Kampe Tower is approaching the halfway point and to mark this significant milestone, we’re inviting members of the public to sign their name on a structural steel beam.
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 ...
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