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B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix pauses while speaking in Burnaby, B.C., May 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Pediatric critical care plan part of B.C.’s new measures to better hospital capacity

Health Minister Adrian Dix says B.C. working to improve hospital capacity in pediatric units

 

L-R: Leanne Heppell, executive vice president and chief ambulance officer at BC Emergency Health Services; Bruce Moffat, service medal recipient; and Honourable Janet Austin, Lieutenant Governor of B.C. Photo: Submitted

B.C. paramedic, formerly of Trail, recognized for 30 years of exemplary service

Bruce Moffat awarded an Emergency Medical Services Exemplary Service Medal

 

Lily Lee administered inoculations, acted as a school nurse and served as a liaison between health and welfare. (The Canadian Press)

Ex-nurse donates $3.8M for health unit in Downtown Eastside where she worked in 1950s

Lily Lee made her donation through the Vancouver Chinatown Foundation

 

Jody Pistak, Vice President and Chair, Le Roi Community Foundation (right) presents their donation to John Sullivan, Secretary, KBRH Health Foundation. Photo: Submitted

Foundation donates $3,000 to seniors music program in Trail

Poplar Ridge and CVL are Interior Health facilities in the City of Trail

Jody Pistak, Vice President and Chair, Le Roi Community Foundation (right) presents their donation to John Sullivan, Secretary, KBRH Health Foundation. Photo: Submitted
Brenda Hooper, chair of the Greater Trail Hospice Society, invites all to Grief Support Training workshops. Photo: Jim Bailey

Greater Trail hospice course addresses loss and grief

“The pandemic has resulted in an increase in grief, both from death and changes in how we live.”

Brenda Hooper, chair of the Greater Trail Hospice Society, invites all to Grief Support Training workshops. Photo: Jim Bailey
Teens who want to participate have until Nov. 15 to submit their entries. Image: Interior Health

Interior Health invites young artists to ‘Take a Breath’

More information on how to enter the contest can be found at www.interiorhealth.ca/takeabreath

Teens who want to participate have until Nov. 15 to submit their entries. Image: Interior Health
The Office of the Seniors Advocate has released its updated long-term care home directory for 2021/22 which now also includes information on all publicly-funded assisted living facilities in British Columbia. Photo: Unsplash

Assisted living added to B.C. long-term care directory

The directory is available online and via hard copy by request.

The Office of the Seniors Advocate has released its updated long-term care home directory for 2021/22 which now also includes information on all publicly-funded assisted living facilities in British Columbia. Photo: Unsplash
(Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Interior Health warns of monkeypox automated call scam

IH doesn’t use automated calls to notify people about exposure to infectious diseases

(Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
COVID-19 data will now be integrated with data for other respiratory pathogens and will be available through an interactive BCCDC data reporting platform. Photo: Unsplash

B.C. disease centre launches new data platform for respiratory diseases

Besides COVID pathogens such as flu, RSV, enteroviruses/rhinoviruses will be included

COVID-19 data will now be integrated with data for other respiratory pathogens and will be available through an interactive BCCDC data reporting platform. Photo: Unsplash
Interior Health and local police are investigating an incident involving the death of a patient at the Penticton Regional Hospital on Oct. 10. (File photo)

Interior Health, RCMP investigating patient fatality at Penticton hospital

IH says there was no direct threat to staff or other patients inside the psychiatric unit

Interior Health and local police are investigating an incident involving the death of a patient at the Penticton Regional Hospital on Oct. 10. (File photo)
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BC Rural Health Network pens letter to health minister

“We continue to request a meeting with you on healthcare in rural B.C.”

  • Oct 11, 2022
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A person receives a COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic run by Vancouver Coastal Health, in Richmond, B.C., Saturday, April 10, 2021. Provincial officials say shipments of Pfizer’s new COVID-19 vaccine targeting the Omicron variant are expected in British Columbia soon, after Health Canada approved the shot. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. to get 1.7 million doses of new Pfizer bivalent vaccine from next week

Moderna’s equivalent bivalent shot is already available to those aged 18 and older

A person receives a COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic run by Vancouver Coastal Health, in Richmond, B.C., Saturday, April 10, 2021. Provincial officials say shipments of Pfizer’s new COVID-19 vaccine targeting the Omicron variant are expected in British Columbia soon, after Health Canada approved the shot. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
B.C. health minister Adrian Dix at the Union of B.C. Municipalities last month in Whistler. (Credit: Union of B.C. Municipalities)

‘System collapsing’: B.C.’s Health Minister under fire after ‘horrifying’ story from Penticton

‘Sadly, this NDP government is not listening,’ said Penticton MLA Dan Ashton

B.C. health minister Adrian Dix at the Union of B.C. Municipalities last month in Whistler. (Credit: Union of B.C. Municipalities)
Hospice is seeking ‘100 People Who Care.’ Photo: Submitted

Greater Trail hospice kicks off ‘100 People Who Care’ fundraiser

Every dollar donated remains in local communities

  • Oct 6, 2022
Hospice is seeking ‘100 People Who Care.’ Photo: Submitted
A health-care worker prepares monkeypox vaccine in Montreal on July 23, 2022. Second doses of the monkeypox vaccine will be available to British Columbians starting this week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Second doses of monkeypox vaccine available in B.C. this week

Those who received their first dose at least 28 days ago are eligible for their second

A health-care worker prepares monkeypox vaccine in Montreal on July 23, 2022. Second doses of the monkeypox vaccine will be available to British Columbians starting this week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Local hospice volunteers Jim (left) and Doug. Photo: Submitted

Greater Trail hospice needs a hand this fall

Not all volunteering roles require training

  • Sep 13, 2022
Local hospice volunteers Jim (left) and Doug. Photo: Submitted
Silver City Gardens, located on Columbia Avenue in East Trail, opened to tenants in 2004. Photo: Sheri Regnier

Family seeks answers about cessation of services in Trail housing complex

CMHA Kootenays: No cut to funding this was tenants’ choice

Silver City Gardens, located on Columbia Avenue in East Trail, opened to tenants in 2004. Photo: Sheri Regnier
The Barriere BC Ambulance Services station. (Jill Hayward/News Staff)

8-month-old baby dies in B.C. Interior town while waiting for ambulance

Mayor calling for action by province to restore ambulance service to small communities

The Barriere BC Ambulance Services station. (Jill Hayward/News Staff)
The Warm Hearts Charitable Foundation donated $5,000 to the Urodynamics Program at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH). This generous donation will help to purchase medical equipment for the Urology Department at KBRH and allow introduction of a new service for those living with chronic and/or complex urological conditions. Debbie Wood, second vice chair KBRH Health Foundation (right), has accepted this donation from Tracy Batch, Warm Hearts Charitable Foundation Board Member. Photo: Submitted

Warm Hearts donate to specialty care at Trail hospital

Urodynamics enables the enhanced diagnosis for those requiring complex urology care.

The Warm Hearts Charitable Foundation donated $5,000 to the Urodynamics Program at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH). This generous donation will help to purchase medical equipment for the Urology Department at KBRH and allow introduction of a new service for those living with chronic and/or complex urological conditions. Debbie Wood, second vice chair KBRH Health Foundation (right), has accepted this donation from Tracy Batch, Warm Hearts Charitable Foundation Board Member. Photo: Submitted
Taryn Lim, 34 months old, suffered a broken leg and is missing a couple of teeth after she fell from a third-storey window in Langley on Monday, Aug. 8. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Toddler’s fall from third-storey window should be a warning to other parents, father says

Langley’s Taryn Lim has a broken leg, but her parents worried it could have been much worse

Taryn Lim, 34 months old, suffered a broken leg and is missing a couple of teeth after she fell from a third-storey window in Langley on Monday, Aug. 8. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)