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Construction for a new pharmacy and ambulatory care wing is underway at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital as the regional centre readies to open a Chronic Pain Clinic, thanks to fundraising efforts from the KBRH Health Foundation and anesthesiologist and pain specialist Dr. Kollipara. Photo: Jim Bailey

$38M building contract awarded for Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital

Construction of the new ambulatory care and pharmacy departments is expected to finish in 2023

 

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Vaccine plan must treat all B.C. seniors equally

BC Seniors Living Association (BCSLA) has called on the provincial government and…

 

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Kootenay Boundary Light-Up the Hospitals! goes virtual

Focus of Light-Up is the Chronic Pain Service Project at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital

  • Dec 8, 2020

 

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Paramedics issue ‘triple threat’ warning for holidays

‘Shift vacancy is the highest it has ever been,’ says Surrey paramedic Shane Sander

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Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond speaks to a reporter in Vancouver on November 13, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond speaks to a reporter in Vancouver on November 13, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
Brenda Hooper, board chair of the Greater Trail Hospice Society. Photo: Submitted

Greater Trail hospice breathes life and meaning into branding

The Greater Trail Hospice Society provided an extra layer of vital community support in 2018

Brenda Hooper, board chair of the Greater Trail Hospice Society. Photo: Submitted
The online lab booking option is available at www.labonlinebooking.ca. Photo: Unsplash

Online lab booking available for Trail, Castlegar

Patients are required to register; online process is simple and quick

The online lab booking option is available at www.labonlinebooking.ca. Photo: Unsplash
Megan Lawrence, public education director and primary care paramedic with Ambulance Paramedics of BC (APBC). Photo: APBC

Ambulance paramedics offer life-saving tips during Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week

The first week of November is geared toward increasing awareness about the dangers of CO

Megan Lawrence, public education director and primary care paramedic with Ambulance Paramedics of BC (APBC). Photo: APBC
In recognition of Lung Cancer Awareness Month, Fruitvale resident Jack LaRocque wants people to know that anyone can be affected by lung cancer, even non-smokers. Photo: Jim Bailey

Kootenay man shares experience, non-smokers get lung cancer too

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

In recognition of Lung Cancer Awareness Month, Fruitvale resident Jack LaRocque wants people to know that anyone can be affected by lung cancer, even non-smokers. Photo: Jim Bailey
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B.C. seniors advocay groups responds to election platforms

BC Seniors Living Assn is dedicated to being a valuable source for development, education and growth

  • Oct 27, 2020
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Shelly Ben-David, assistant professor at UBCO’s School of Social Work, examines the early stages of psychosis in young people. Photo: UBCO

B.C. mental health research identifies gaps in helping youth

Early intervention is key, the longer the psychosis goes untreated, the worse the outcome.

Shelly Ben-David, assistant professor at UBCO’s School of Social Work, examines the early stages of psychosis in young people. Photo: UBCO
BCHPCA; Now is the time to respond and lean on hospice societies.(Photo by Renate Vanaga on Unsplash)

B.C. hospice workers part of essential care team – pandemic or not

Message from the BC Hospice Palliative Care Association

  • Oct 9, 2020
BCHPCA; Now is the time to respond and lean on hospice societies.(Photo by Renate Vanaga on Unsplash)
RDKB donates to urology/ENT care

RDKB donates to urology/ENT care

Funding comes from the Trust’s 2020 Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Program

  • Oct 8, 2020
RDKB donates to urology/ENT care
Jennifer Johnson with her daughter, Teen. (Zoë Ducklow)

B.C. mom delivers north Island’s first home birth baby in 30 years

Midwives have made home birth possible again, and COVID-19 is making them more appealing than ever

Jennifer Johnson with her daughter, Teen. (Zoë Ducklow)
British Columbians at high risk of lung cancer will soon be able to receive early detection screening through a new lung cancer screening program offered by BC Cancer – the first of its kind in Canada. (BC Cancer photo)

B.C. launches early detection lung cancer screening – the first in Canada

First participants are expected to start receiving scans by spring 2022

British Columbians at high risk of lung cancer will soon be able to receive early detection screening through a new lung cancer screening program offered by BC Cancer – the first of its kind in Canada. (BC Cancer photo)
Letter to the Editor prompts many replies about the difficulty booking appointments for lab work. (Unsplash photo)

Booking lab work in Trail remains a problem

IH; Lab still accepting walk-in patients, and appointments can also be made at that time

Letter to the Editor prompts many replies about the difficulty booking appointments for lab work. (Unsplash photo)
The KBRH project involved using bedside ultrasound to help guide fluid removal during hemodialysis. (Photo by Robina Weermeijer on Unsplash)

Innovative Kootenay Boundary study augments care for renal patients

Project called the Lung Ultrasonographic Assessment of Volume Status in Hemodialysis Patients

The KBRH project involved using bedside ultrasound to help guide fluid removal during hemodialysis. (Photo by Robina Weermeijer on Unsplash)
Interior Health tackling COVID-19, then and now

Interior Health tackling COVID-19, then and now

“The past seven months reflect some of most turbulent times our country has seen … “

  • Sep 24, 2020
Interior Health tackling COVID-19, then and now
Not everyone has a computer to book vital lab appointments says Linda Grandbois. (Unsplash photo)

Lab work a test of patience in Trail

Letter to the Editor from Linda Grandbois, Trail

  • Sep 22, 2020
Not everyone has a computer to book vital lab appointments says Linda Grandbois. (Unsplash photo)
New facility brings sunshine and healing to BC kids

New facility brings sunshine and healing to BC kids

Brand new Sunny Hill Health Centre launches the next chapter for rehabilitation at BC children’s

  • Sep 7, 2020
New facility brings sunshine and healing to BC kids