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
July 10, 2020
Interior Health is advising individuals who attended gatherings in the Kelowna downtown and waterfront areas from June 25 to July 6 that they may have been exposed to COVID-19.
News Release
July 3, 2020
People needing care at Arrow Lakes Hospital (ALH) can now access an updated emergency department and new space to support families, with the completion of a significant renovation project at the Nakusp hospital.
News Release
June 19, 2020
Racism has no place in our hospitals, our workplaces, or our society. We were recently made aware of a report of an unacceptable, racist practice that may be occurring in emergency departments in B.C.
Public Service Announcement
June 1, 2020
In areas throughout the Interior region, river levels have been high due to snowmelt and rainfall. The River Forecast Centre continues to monitor conditions. Part of being prepared includes being aware of water safety following local flooding.
News Release
May 15, 2020
An order by Interior Health’s Chief Medical Health Officer (MHO) closing all fitness centres, gyms, yoga studios or similar personal training facilities will be lifted on May 19.
Information Bulletin
May 13, 2020
Beginning May 19, Interior Health (IH) will resume elective surgeries that were postponed due to COVID-19.
Community Update
May 11, 2020
Following extensive consultation and planning, Interior Health (IH) is expanding mental health and substance use services at the Downtown Primary Care Centre in Vernon.
News Release
May 11, 2020
Interior Health’s Medical Health Officer has declared an outbreak of COVID-19 illness over at a West Kelowna agricultural business.
Public Service Announcement
April 30, 2020
RIH Map
KAMLOOPS – Due to ongoing construction on the Royal Inland Hospital (RIH) Patient Care Tower project, patient access to RIH will be temporarily changed beginning Monday, May 4, 2020.
Public Service Announcement
April 28, 2020
Interior Health is advising residents of the Cariboo that drinking water can be impacted during and after floods.
Public Service Announcement
April 27, 2020
B.C.’s testing COVID-19 strategy has been expanded to include anyone with cold, influenza or COVID-19-like symptoms, however mild.
Information Bulletin
April 23, 2020
KELOWNA – An outbreak has been declared at Hawthorn Park and Orchard Manor Community of Care after a staff member was diagnosed with COVID-19. The staff member is in self-isolation at home. No residents have been affected to date.
News Release
April 18, 2020
On April 15, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta's Chief Medical Officer of Health, reported an outbreak of COVID-19 at the Kearl Lake oil sands project, north of Fort McMurray.
Information Bulletin
April 16, 2020
A staff member of Kootenay Street Village (KSV) has been diagnosed with COVID-19. The staff member is in self-isolation at home. No residents have been affected to date.
Public Service Announcement
April 16, 2020
Clinical services at CHSC resume after temporary relocation due to a plumbing system leak on April 6, 2020.
Information Bulletin
April 9, 2020
ELKFORD - Interior Health (IH) is aware of questions in local communities about the ongoing Teck Resources Ltd. operations in the Elk Valley and COVID-19.
Public Service Announcement
April 6, 2020
Public Service Announcement
April 4, 2020
Information Bulletin
April 3, 2020
Interior Health is actively following up on any individuals who had contact with an inmate at Okanagan Correctional Centre who has tested positive for COVID-19.
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.
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