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Pedestrian bridge link marks progress

September
25
,
2015
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Waiting for installation of a pedestrian bridge linking the new Clinical Services Building with Royal Inland Hospital turned out to be an all-day affair Friday, but workers were confident they’d have it in place by day’s end. Through...

Cardiac needs send patients to Kelowna

September
22
,
2015
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Coun. Marg Spina is back on her feet — well enough to attend marathon council meetings and the UBCM convention— after undergoing heart surgery a two weeks ago in Kelowna. Spina wasn’t aware she had a heart problem until she...

Early Years Centre nourishes healthier kids

September
15
,
2015
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A new B.C. Early Years Centre at John Tod Centre Y provides families with preschoolers a convenient early learning and health amenity. The centre, one of 14 developed across the province, was given an official christening Tuesday, a...

Out of the Shadows targets suicide prevention

September
8
,
2015
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A taboo subject that needs to be more openly discussed gets a thorough airing on Thursday when Interior Health holds its third annual Bringing Suicide Out of the Shadows. An estimated 3,900 Canadians and 800,000 people worldwide die by suicide...

Playing Russian Roulette with fentanyl

August
31
,
2015
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Anyone who uses street drugs is playing Russian Roulette with the potentially fatal adulterant fentanyl as an unknown quantity. That message, repeated time and again over the past year, was reinforced Monday by Health Minister Terry Lake and...

No date set for Nicola hospital upgrades

August
26
,
2015
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Nicola Valley Hospital and Health Centre badly needs upgrading, but the questions remains when that will occur after Interior Health announced a contract with Stantec Architecture for design and planning services. The contract represents the...

Barriere clinic hours changing Aug. 31

August
20
,
2015
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Hours of operation at the Barriere Health Centre emergency room will be changing to better meet the needs of the community, physicians and staff, says Interior Health. As of Aug. 31, the Emergency Room and Health Centre will operate Monday to...

'Tremendous progress' in the hunt for GPs

August
11
,
2015
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In her final year in residency at Royal Inland Hospital, Dr. Harpreet Ghuman has no hesitation saying where she would like to practise medicine, even though her mother would prefer to hear otherwise. “Actually, I’m quite comfortable...

IHA sees rise in whooping cough cases

August
10
,
2015
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Interior Health recommends that parents ensure their infants are immunized against whooping cough, also known as pertussis. There has been an increase in pertussis cases across the region with a majority of cases in the central Okanagan, IHA...

The big question — Is there a GP for me?

August
7
,
2015
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Ask any random group of senior citizens about what’s on their minds and you’re sure to get an earful about the GP shortage. “Many of our seniors at the centre, they speak about that a lot,” said Brenda Prevost, executive...