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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

 

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

 

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Local family practice division responds to new fee structure

Funding changes proposed for BC’s family physicians

  • Oct 31, 2022

 

(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)
Clearwater residents will be able to book their own outpatient X-ray appointments online starting Oct. 17. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Online X-ray appointment bookings coming to Clearwater

MyHealthPortal will allow patients to schedule X-ray appointments at Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital

Clearwater residents will be able to book their own outpatient X-ray appointments online starting Oct. 17. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
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)
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)
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
The Ambulance Station in Barriere.  (Jill Hayward photo)

Paramedic says “out of service” due to vaccine mandate

To the editor; Your story about the infant who died due to…

  • Sep 16, 2022
The Ambulance Station in Barriere.  (Jill Hayward photo)
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OUR VIEW: Paramedic shortage is a black eye for NDP government

No ambulance staffing in Maple Ridge on Saturday is a crisis situation

  • Sep 1, 2022
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(Barriere Star Journal photo)

Barriere emergency department advises closed through Wednesday

Barriere and area residents are being advised again of temporary changes to…

(Barriere Star Journal photo)
(Jill Hayward photo)

Baby passes away in Barriere while waiting for ambulance

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

(Jill Hayward photo)
(Opinion Teaser)

B.C. deserves more than jokes about ERs

John Horgan’s crack about newspaper ads isn’t enough

(Opinion Teaser)
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)
Kamloops North Thompson MLA Peter Milobar. (File photo)

Milobar says NDP not doing enough to fix health crisis

The MLA supported additional solutions out forward by the BC Liberal caucus Thursday

Kamloops North Thompson MLA Peter Milobar. (File photo)
Protesters gather outside the Ministry of Health Wednesday (Aug. 10) afternoon, calling on the provincial government to address the family doctor shortage. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)

Demonstrators in Victoria call for province to address B.C.’s family doctor shortage

People with and without family physicians converge on Health Ministry office

Protesters gather outside the Ministry of Health Wednesday (Aug. 10) afternoon, calling on the provincial government to address the family doctor shortage. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)
Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital. (File photo)

LETTER: The Current State of Health Care in Clearwater

Our team at the hospital hears and understands your frustrations with the…

  • Jul 15, 2022
Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital. (File photo)
B.C. Premier John Horgan pauses after announcing he will not run in the next provincial election during a news conference in Vancouver, on Tuesday, June 28, 2022. A group representing emergency room doctors across the country has a message for Canada’s premiers: come up with a co-ordinated plan to prevent their workplaces from being closed due to staffing shortages that are creating an unprecedented crisis in health care. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Ottawa’s share of health-care funding to be top concern at premiers’ meeting in B.C.

Premiers calling for feds to increase their share of spending from 22 to 35 per cent

B.C. Premier John Horgan pauses after announcing he will not run in the next provincial election during a news conference in Vancouver, on Tuesday, June 28, 2022. A group representing emergency room doctors across the country has a message for Canada’s premiers: come up with a co-ordinated plan to prevent their workplaces from being closed due to staffing shortages that are creating an unprecedented crisis in health care. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Kootenay Lake Medical Clinic in Nelson used to be one of two walk-in clinics in the West Kootenay. But the family doctor shortage in B.C. has meant the clinic can no longer offer walk-in appointments. Photo: Tyler Harper

‘We have no other health-care options’: Nelson walk-in clinics struggling during family doctor shortage

In the West Kootenay, the only two walk-in clinics can’t keep up with demand

Kootenay Lake Medical Clinic in Nelson used to be one of two walk-in clinics in the West Kootenay. But the family doctor shortage in B.C. has meant the clinic can no longer offer walk-in appointments. Photo: Tyler Harper