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 2019 are listed on our Archives page. All media inquiries should be directed to Interior Health Communications Officers. 

 

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Public Service Announcement
April 2, 2020
Dr. Sue Pollock
The Chief Medical Health Officer (MHO) at Interior Health (IH) has issued an order for all fitness centres, gyms, yoga studios, or similar personal training facilities whether indoors or outdoors to close as of April 2, 2020.
News Release
March 31, 2020
CACHE CREEK – Interior Health (IH) has identified a case of COVID-19 at the Subway restaurant located at 1209 Hwy 97, Cache Creek, B.C.
Information Bulletin
March 31, 2020
Interior Health is investigating an outbreak of COVID-19 illness involving a group of temporary foreign workers residing in housing at a West Kelowna agricultural business.
Public Service Announcement
March 30, 2020
Public Service Announcement
March 30, 2020
Information Bulletin
March 23, 2020
Effective immediately and until further notice, Interior Health is limiting the number of visitors entering all sites to essential visits only.
Information Bulletin
March 21, 2020
Interior Health is making changes to long-term care and community programs and services to protect those most vulnerable to COVID-19 and address potential pressures on the acute care system.
Public Service Announcement
March 18, 2020
Interior Health has pandemic plans in place and is prepared to adjust capacity as required. As part of this planning, and following direction from the Ministry of Health on March 16, IH will immediately begin postponing non-urgent scheduled surgeries.
News Release
March 9, 2020
People living in Castlegar will soon have better access to team-based urgent and primary care with the opening of a new urgent and primary care centre (UPCC).
Public Service Announcement
March 8, 2020
Residents are advised that due to unexpected limited physician availability for the South Okanagan General Hospital, the emergency department will be closed from 6:00 p.m. March 8, 2020 to 8:00 a.m. March 9, 2020.
Community Update
March 3, 2020
Interior Health is pleased to announce that ophthalmologist Dr. Faye Pesenti and an ophthalmology technician will support outreach ophthalmology clinic services at Kootenay Lake Hospital starting on April 2, 2020.
News Release
February 24, 2020
An administrator has been appointed by Interior Health’s Board of Directors to manage the day-to-day long-term care operations of Summerland Seniors Village. This appointment is full-time and effective immediately for a period of six months.
News Release
February 18, 2020
Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer, issued a joint statement regarding updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in British Columbia, including announcing a new case of COVID-19 in B.C.
News Release
February 10, 2020
People in the Interior Health (IH) region have another tool to make safer choices about drug use. For some, the stigma or shame associated with seeking out substance use services can be a barrier to accessing the health system.
Public Service Announcement
January 26, 2020
Residents are advised that due to unexpected limited staffing availability for the Elkford Health Centre, the emergency department in Elkford will be closed January 27, 2020.
News Release
January 25, 2020
Elevators at Royal Inland Hospital’s Clinical Services Building (CSB) are up and running, with repairs completed as of Friday night.
Public Service Announcement
January 17, 2020
Elevators at Royal Inland Hospital’s Clinical Services Building (CSB) are out of service until approximately Jan. 31 due to an unexpected equipment failure.
News Release
January 17, 2020
People in Oliver and the surrounding communities will have access to improved patient care, thanks to construction upgrades completed at South Okanagan General Hospital (SOGH).
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