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
June 23, 2017
Interior Health’s three busiest emergency departments will welcome new team members next week. Interior Health is implementing a new Client Service Ambassador (CSA) program to further enhance safety at ...
News Release
June 22, 2017
Few battles are harder than the fight to beat cancer. It’s even harder on mind and body when a patient must wait for confirmation of a cancer diagnosis in the first place.
Public Service Announcement
June 15, 2017
Residents are advised that due to limited physician availability at the South Okanagan General Hospital (SOGH) emergency department (ED), the ED will be closed overnight on Friday June 16.
News Release
June 8, 2017
Interior Health celebrated Overlander Residential Care’s 40th anniversary on Thursday, June 8. Here, seated among items representing the Overlanders, who were Kamloops pioneers, are long-time staff and volunteers.
KAMLOOPS – When Sharon Lyall began working at Overlander Residential Care four decades ago, recreation therapy was still a relatively new concept in health care.
News Release
June 7, 2017
Today, Interior Health released a comprehensive report regarding the state of the region’s drinking water systems that identified risks to public health, and made recommendations for improving drinking water safety.
Public Service Announcement
June 6, 2017
Based on a June 5 environmental consulting report, Interior Health has determined that there is no longer any potential health risk to recreational water use associated with an oil spill near the Balfour Ferry terminal in April.
Public Service Announcement
June 6, 2017
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Effective today Interior Health will be offering overdose prevention services in Kamloops using a mobile unit. The mobile unit enhances the current overdose prevention sites and will be situated at both a downtown and north shore location in Kamloops.
Public Service Announcement
June 4, 2017
Residents are advised that the Kimberley Health Centre will be temporarily closed on Monday, June 5, due to a diesel fuel spill at the facility.
Public Service Announcement
June 4, 2017
Residents are advised that the Ashcroft Hospital and Health Centre Emergency Department will be closed overnight on June 4. This temporary closure on short notice is necessary due to a lack of staff availability.
Public Service Announcement
June 2, 2017
Residents are advised that the South Okanagan General Hospital (SOGH) Emergency Department (ED) will remain open this weekend due to successful efforts to fill previously-vacant shifts for physician coverage.
Public Service Announcement
June 1, 2017
Residents are advised that due to limited physician availability at the South Okanagan General Hospital (SOGH) emergency department (ED), the ED will be closed on Sunday June 4 and overnight on Monday June 5 ...
Public Service Announcement
June 1, 2017
A new tool allowing patients to access their personal health information online is coming to the East Kootenay region.
Public Service Announcement
May 31, 2017
An increase in the number of cases of pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is being seen in the Princeton area. Interior Health would like to remind the public about the importance of making sure your immunizations are up to date.
Public Service Announcement
May 24, 2017
Barriere and area residents are advised that, due to unexpected temporary limited staffing availability, the emergency department at the Barriere Health Centre is closed today.
Public Service Announcement
May 23, 2017
Following an update from Ministry of Environment, Interior Health has rescinded the air quality advisory for the area in and around Kingsvale, approximately 25 kilometres south of Merritt.
Public Service Announcement
May 23, 2017
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Due to construction work on the David E. Kampe Tower at Penticton Regional Hospital, vehicle and pedestrian traffic may experience delays between May 29 to June 6. Please see the map below for more detail.
Public Service Announcement
May 22, 2017
Interior Health has issued an air quality advisory for the area in and around Kingsvale, approximately 25 kilometres south of Merritt, following notification from Ministry of Environment that a semi truck carrying ...
Public Service Announcement
May 19, 2017
Interior Health has lifted precautionary water quality advisories for the western arm of Shuswap Lake and for the Shuswap River downstream from east of Ashton Creek.
Public Service Announcement
May 19, 2017
Some people think they are cute and others find them creepy. Whether you are fascinated or fearful, the bottom line is it’s important to avoid coming into physical contact with bats, the primary carrier of the rabies virus in B.C.
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