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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Opinion/Editorial
August 17, 2017
This summer, Interior Health is on the frontlines of an emergency that continues to prove how far people will go to help one another in times of crisis.
Information Bulletin
August 16, 2017
With the recent evacuation alert now lifted for Williams Lake, Interior Health (IH) is planning to resume services in a phased approach.
Information Bulletin
August 16, 2017
Interior Health is advising residents in the Alexis Creek area that all regular services will resume at the Alexis Creek Health Centre, effective Thursday, Aug. 17.
Information Bulletin
August 16, 2017
Interior Health (IH) is advising residents in the Clinton area that regular services will resume at the Clinton Health and Wellness Centre, effective Monday, Aug. 21.
Information Bulletin
August 15, 2017
Now that officials have determined it’s safe for residents to return to their homes, there are important tips they should be aware of in regards to health and safety.
Information Bulletin
August 13, 2017
The Alexis Creek Health Centre has been affected by an evacuation order due to wildfire activity in the area, and is closed indefinitely.
Public Service Announcement
August 12, 2017
Residents are advised that the South Okanagan General Hospital (SOGH) Emergency Department (ED) will remain open tomorrow due to successful efforts to fill a vacant shift for physician coverage.
Public Service Announcement
August 11, 2017
Interior Health (IH) has received a number of inquiries from the public about the use of face masks for protection against wildfire smoke. IH would like to emphasize the best protection for the public is to reduce overall exposure ...
Public Service Announcement
August 11, 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, August 13 at 3 p.m. and will remain closed until the next morning ...
Information Bulletin
August 10, 2017
Given the current state of wildfire activity in the region and the evacuation alert that remains in place for Williams Lake, Interior Health (IH) has taken a phased approach to resumption of health services.
Information Bulletin
August 9, 2017
Interior Health (IH) is beginning today the transfer of approximately 80 residents back to Mill Site Lodge and Fischer Place, IH’s two residential care facilities in 100 Mile House.
Sharing Our Stories
August 4, 2017
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Mark* is a young man who has mental illness and substance use problems, despite personal challenges, is committed to staying off drugs, finding secure housing, and taking care of his health. It’s not easy, especially because he has a ...
Public Service Announcement
August 3, 2017
Interior Health is advising residents that outpatient lab services will not be available at Cariboo Memorial Hospital on Saturday, Aug. 5 due to temporary staffing challenges related to wildfires.
Public Service Announcement
August 2, 2017
Temperatures across British Columbia are expected to hit annual highs this week and next. Too much heat can be harmful to your health and can lead to weakness ...
Information Bulletin
August 2, 2017
The following additional services provided by Interior Health (IH) are now available in Williams Lake ...
Information Bulletin
July 31, 2017
Residents are advised of the following regarding Interior Health (IH) services in 100 Mile House.
Information Bulletin
July 30, 2017
Interior Health (IH) is advising residents in the Cariboo-Chilcotin area that regular services will resume at the Alexis Creek Health Centre and the West Chilcotin Health Centre in Tatla Lake, effective Monday, July 31.
Information Bulletin
July 30, 2017
Interior Health (IH) has closed the Clinton Health and Wellness Centre due to a village-wide evacuation order related to wildfire activity. The clinic normally operates Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Public Service Announcement
July 28, 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, July 28 only.
Information Bulletin
July 27, 2017
Health services provided by Interior Health (IH) will be restored in phases, now that a wildfire evacuation order has been lifted for the community.
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