Hospitals

Firefighters were called to Shuswap Lake General Hospital Friday night, Sept. 23 to respond to a fire on Level 2 of the building, which the sprinkler system extinguished. Two patients were assessed for smoke inhalation. (File photo)

Damage from fire at Shuswap Lake General Hospital described as minor

Nineteen patients moved temporarily, firefighters pleased sprinkler system did its job

 

(Submitted/ SFUSD)

Kelowna nurse suspended for giving vulnerable client false COVID information

Carole Garfield suspended for telling a patient about pseudo-science COVID treatments

 

The Union of B.C. Municipalities wants B.C.’s hospitals, emergency rooms, and ambulance services are open and available to 24 hours a day. Josh Berson photo

Communities make plea for urgent action to address B.C.’s emergency care crisis

UBCM delegates pass special resolution calling for more government support as ERs face closures

 

The South Similkameen Health Centre’s emergency department will be closing down overnight from Sept. 6 to the morning of Sept. 7. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Nursing shortage closes Keremeos emergency overnight

People are asked to seek care at the Penticton Regional Hospital instead

The South Similkameen Health Centre’s emergency department will be closing down overnight from Sept. 6 to the morning of Sept. 7. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Georgina Martin poses for a photo at Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park in Prince George, B.C. on Wednesday, August 10, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/James Doyle

Families and former patients seek access to federal ‘Indian hospital’ records

Survivors say they were tied to their beds, forced away from their families and sexually abused

Georgina Martin poses for a photo at Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park in Prince George, B.C. on Wednesday, August 10, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/James Doyle
Emergency response service resources for fire, police and paramedics have to deal with increasing Kelowna motor vehicle crashes.

Staffing shortages force emergency services closure at Merritt hospital

Emergency services won’t be available from 8 a.m. on Sunday to 8 a.m. on Monday

Emergency response service resources for fire, police and paramedics have to deal with increasing Kelowna motor vehicle crashes.
Four-year-old Rylie Nicholls continues to battle stage four neuroblastoma (Toni Nicholls/Facebook)

‘Army on steroids’: Lake Country girl fighting cancer looking for support

BC Children’s Hospital Foundation is supported by the Dream Lottery, tickets on sale now

  • Aug 19, 2022
Four-year-old Rylie Nicholls continues to battle stage four neuroblastoma (Toni Nicholls/Facebook)
A $21,000 grant request to buy a shock pulse urology machine for Penticton Regional Hospital was denied by city council. (File photo)

Penticton hospital won’t be getting a kidney stone machine for now

City council denied SOS Medical Foundation’s grant request to help fund the equipment

A $21,000 grant request to buy a shock pulse urology machine for Penticton Regional Hospital was denied by city council. (File photo)
Randy “Elvis” Friskie, shown here perfoming in 2018, says he is on his deathbed on a cot in a hallway at Abbotsford Regional Hospital. (Black Press Media file photo)

Elvis impersonator says he is on deathbed in hallway at a B.C. hospital

‘No dignity in it whatsoever,’ says Randy Friskie, who has liver disease

Randy “Elvis” Friskie, shown here perfoming in 2018, says he is on his deathbed on a cot in a hallway at Abbotsford Regional Hospital. (Black Press Media file photo)
Nori and Kristyn Wentworth stand in front of concert posters from previous KGH fundraisers inside Wentworth Music (Brittany Webster - Capital News)

Trim for treatment: Kelowna man cutting beard for KGH dialysis ward

Nori Wentworth has been growing his beard for 30 months

  • Aug 3, 2022
Nori and Kristyn Wentworth stand in front of concert posters from previous KGH fundraisers inside Wentworth Music (Brittany Webster - Capital News)
Highway 1 was closed in both directions following a multiple-vehicle collision on the Bruhn Bridge at Sicamous on Thursday evening, July 28, 2022. (Contributed)
Highway 1 was closed in both directions following a multiple-vehicle collision on the Bruhn Bridge at Sicamous on Thursday evening, July 28, 2022. (Contributed)
Port McNeill Hospital. (Gazette file photo)

Primary health care `collapsing’ in B.C. rural communities, critics say

ER closures on northern Vancouver Island called a symptom of larger problem

Port McNeill Hospital. (Gazette file photo)
Kelowna General Hospital. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)

New operating rooms at Kelowna General Hospital

KGH, Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops getting new rooms

Kelowna General Hospital. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)
Dr. Nordine, a Kelowna-based physician is no longer able to work at a local detox centre because of his failure to comply with the provincial vaccination mandate (Joshua Nordine/Facebook)

Campaign aims to get unvaxxed health care workers back in B.C. hospitals

‘Hire Back our Heroes’ campaigners says an entire career should not be tainted by one decision

Dr. Nordine, a Kelowna-based physician is no longer able to work at a local detox centre because of his failure to comply with the provincial vaccination mandate (Joshua Nordine/Facebook)
Physician shortage temporary closes Oliver hospital emergency. (File photo)

Lack of doctors closes Oliver hospital emergency

South Okanagan General Hospital emergency closed noon to 6 p.m. July 17

Physician shortage temporary closes Oliver hospital emergency. (File photo)
Group of members of the B.C. Professional Fire Fighters’, B.C. Children’s Hospital staff, and the McKenzies’ a patient family joining together in front of the hospital (June 14). Provided by B.C. Children’s Hospital.

VIDEO: B.C. firefighters donate $1M for child burn survivors

$1 million from the B.C. Professional Fire Fighter’s Association improves child burn care treatment

Group of members of the B.C. Professional Fire Fighters’, B.C. Children’s Hospital staff, and the McKenzies’ a patient family joining together in front of the hospital (June 14). Provided by B.C. Children’s Hospital.
Ken Barkman at Save-On-Foods in Garrison Crossing on June 5, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

78-year-old Ken Barkman of Chilliwack riding 3,000 kilometres for BC Children’s Hospital

Grandfather helping son and wife, who have adopted four high-risk babies

Ken Barkman at Save-On-Foods in Garrison Crossing on June 5, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Thirteen-year-old Madden Wicker-Vriend, seen here with his parents Eryn and Jesse on May 27, is on dialysis at home in Chilliwack and is looking for a living kidney donor. He’s holding his catheter and behind him is his dialysis machine. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

13-year-old B.C. boy on dialysis looking for kidney donor

Madden Wicker-Vriend has plethora of health issues, but this ‘crisis’ came as a surprise, says mom

Thirteen-year-old Madden Wicker-Vriend, seen here with his parents Eryn and Jesse on May 27, is on dialysis at home in Chilliwack and is looking for a living kidney donor. He’s holding his catheter and behind him is his dialysis machine. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
COSAR’s 33rd task of 2022 involved rescuing two men with various injuries after their all terrain vehicle flipped May 28, 2022 (COSAR)

COSAR rescues two men in Lake Country after all terrain vehicle flips

It was COSAR’s 33rd task of 2022

  • May 29, 2022
COSAR’s 33rd task of 2022 involved rescuing two men with various injuries after their all terrain vehicle flipped May 28, 2022 (COSAR)
Cariboo Memorial Hospital in Williams Lake is the focus of a call for action by both TNG and Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Lorne Doerkson. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

‘Lives are at stake’: TNG calls for independent investigation into Cariboo Memorial Hospital

‘We need more information on what is being done to fix the problems,” said Chief Joe Alphonse

Cariboo Memorial Hospital in Williams Lake is the focus of a call for action by both TNG and Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Lorne Doerkson. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)