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Stones dance their way to victory

September
12
,
2016
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Transportation Minister Todd Stone along with his wife Chantelle Stone were proclaimed the judges’ and audience favorites at Saturday’s Dancing Like the Stars fundraiser for Women’s Health at Royal Inland Hospital. “We are...

IHA approves more senior care beds

September
8
,
2016
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Interior Health has approved a significant investment in seniors’ care through a competitive bid process for development of 243 residential care beds in communities across the region, including 48 in Kamloops. “By adding more beds...

IHA issues OD alert as mothers speak out

August
31
,
2016
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As mothers of drug overdose victims spoke in the street Wednesday in a heartfelt appeal for greater compassion, more support and an end to stigmatization, Interior Health issued an OD alert for Kamloops. The coincidence was particularly telling...

B.C. deficient in treatment beds, mother says

August
29
,
2016
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While the province says it’s doing all it can in the face of an unprecedented epidemic of drug overdoses, government seems to have overlooked a critical shortcoming, says a Pinantan mother. Sherry Robinson points straight to a recent...

Overdose death toll prompts warning

August
18
,
2016
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A small drop in overdose deaths last month hasn’t diminished a provincial health emergency with the B.C. Coroners Service reminding illicit drug users Thursday to exercise extreme caution. In the first seven months of 2016 (Jan. 1 through...

Team looks at rural aging in B.C. Interior

August
18
,
2016
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Health care is a pivotal issue for Interior communities and their residents, especially those with chronic health conditions. That's the premise of consultations taking place in and around Kamloops over the next month as a team of TRU...

Foreign recruits ease rural shortage, IHA says

August
16
,
2016
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A program that recruits internationally trained physicians to fill shortages in rural communities had made progress in the in its first year. A total of 38 physicians have been placed in various Interior communities, Interior Health reported....

Clinical Service Building open for service

August
15
,
2016
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With the help of colour-coded floors named after flora — P1 is mushroom, P2 wheatgrass and so on — the RIH Clinical Services Building was open to the public for the first time Monday. As trades workers put on finishing interior...

Opiate OD antidote made widely available

August
8
,
2016
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Naloxone, an antidote that can reverse the potentially deadly effects of an opiate overdose is now available at 70 sites in the health region. The sites include all Interior Health emergency departments, public health centres, mental health and...

O'Fee appointed to IHA board

July
29
,
2016
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John O’Fee, a lawyer, TRU instructor and former civic politician, has been appointed to Interior Health’s board of directors. “John has demonstrated over the years that he has the strategic vision and dedication to help support...