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
May 23, 2019
Due to unexpected and temporary limited staffing availability, the emergency department (ED) at the Ashcroft Hospital and Community Health Care Centre will be closed overnight from 1 a.m. to 8 a.m. on Sunday, May 26.
Public Service Announcement
May 16, 2019
Due temporary limited staffing availability, the emergency department (ED) at the Ashcroft Hospital and Community Health Care Centre will be closed overnight from 8 p.m. Saturday, May 18 to 8 a.m. Sunday, May 19 and close again Sunday night at 8 p.m.
News Release
May 15, 2019
Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) and the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) are collaborating on a new research project providing people who use substances with take-home drug checking kits to determine if people can use them safely on their own.
News Release
May 8, 2019
As part of its response to the ongoing overdose crisis, Interior Health has introduced a new evidence-based treatment option for those with severe opioid addiction.
News Release
May 6, 2019
Interior Health has launched a new service to help remove barriers and bridge gaps in mental health and substance use treatment for young people in Kamloops and Kelowna.
Project Update
May 6, 2019
Construction starts on Nakusp emergency department upgrades NAKUSP – Crews have mobilized and construction has started on major improvements to the emergency department (ED) at Arrow Lakes Hospital
Public Service Announcement
May 3, 2019
Interior Health is advising the community that a temporary overdose prevention site (OPS) will be established downtown Kelowna, while mechanical problems on the RV that usually supports the Mobile Supervised Consumption Service (MSCS) are repaired.
Public Service Announcement
May 3, 2019
Ashcroft and area residents are advised that the Ashcroft Hospital and Community Health Care Centre will be closed overnight from 10 p.m. Friday, May 3 to 8 a.m. Saturday, May 4. The site will re-open at 8 a.m. on May 4 for regular services.
Project Update
May 2, 2019
OLIVER – Interior Health (IH) is pleased to announce that Mierau Contractors Ltd. has been selected as the general contractor overseeing upgrades to the emergency department at South Okanagan General Hospital in Oliver.
Public Service Announcement
April 26, 2019
Due to temporary limited staffing availability, the emergency department (ED) at the Ashcroft Hospital and Community Health Care Centre will be closed from 1 a.m. to 8 a.m. on April 28 and from 1 a.m. to 8 a.m. April 29.
Photo Submission
April 26, 2019
The David E. Kampe Tower (DKT) parkade at Penticton Regional Hospital will open on Apr. 28, 2019, at 2 p.m.
Public Service Announcement
April 24, 2019
The David E. Kampe Tower parkade at Penticton Regional Hospital will open on Apr. 28, 2019, at 2 p.m. Interior Health would like to advise residents that, when the parkade opens, a new parking payment system will also take effect.
Public Service Announcement
April 17, 2019
Following outbreaks of measles occurring around the globe, the Government of British Columbia launched a Measles Immunization Catch-Up Program to ensure children in B.C. are protected from measles.
News Release
April 12, 2019
Enhanced health-care services are on the way for people in the fast-growing area of the South Okanagan as the state-of-the-art David E. Kampe Tower at Penticton Regional Hospital (PRH) is set to open to patients April 29, 2019.
News Release
April 12, 2019
PENTICTON - Government is transforming everyday health care for people living in the South Okanagan Similkameen region by moving forward with the creation of a primary-care network (PCN).
News Release
April 9, 2019
A new initiative by the Ministry of Agriculture ensures more of the food served to patients at Interior Health facilities is from British Columbia.
Community Update
April 8, 2019
On March 27, Interior Health posted a Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit Proposals from qualified Proponents for the delivery of overdose prevention services in Vernon, including a fixed overdose prevention site.
Community Update
March 29, 2019
The South Okanagan General Hospital (SOGH) emergency department will continue to be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Public Service Announcement
March 29, 2019
Spring has arrived and people across the Interior Health region are spending more time outdoors. This can mean an increase in tick bites.
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