Hospitals

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

 

Vernon’s Pure Country radio hosts Jess Mattia and Turner Gentry standing with a panda warmer (Contributed)

VJH Radiothon hits the airwaves May 26

Donations can be made online, by phone, or in-person

  • May 16, 2022

 

Vernon-Monashee MLA Harwinder Sandhu met with Anne and Pat from the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Auxillary, presenting them with a proclamation in honour of #healthcareauxiliaryday May 7, 2022. (Harwinder Sandhu)

Sandhu bestows ‘token of gratitude’ on Vernon hospital auxiliary volunteers

The Vernon-Monashee MLA offered VJH volunteers a proclamation to mark Healthcare Auxiliary Day

 

Kelowna General Hospital (File photo)

COVID-19 outbreak declared at Kelowna General Hospital

The outbreak affects the rehab unit

  • Apr 17, 2022
Kelowna General Hospital (File photo)
A bronze sculpture by artist Marie Khouri was stolen from outside the B.C. Children’s Hospital on the night of April 3. (Courtesy B.C. Children’s Hospital)

Sculpture stolen from B.C. Children’s Hospital weeks after being donated

Bronze artwork went missing from outside the Oak Street entrance on April 3

A bronze sculpture by artist Marie Khouri was stolen from outside the B.C. Children’s Hospital on the night of April 3. (Courtesy B.C. Children’s Hospital)
Emergency department in Kelowna has not yet experienced a spike in cases. (Erika Schultz/The Seattle Times)

Number of COVID-19 patients not increasing at Kelowna General Hospital

Mask mandates were lifted across B.C. on March 11

Emergency department in Kelowna has not yet experienced a spike in cases. (Erika Schultz/The Seattle Times)
Vernon Jubilee Hospital, 2022. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Poetic appreciation for Vernon healthcare

LETTER: Resident rhymes recent experience

Vernon Jubilee Hospital, 2022. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Happy days are here again for mom Selina and daughter Sophia Taylor after Sophia’s quick recovery from a horrible ordeal. (Photo by Don Bodger)

‘Chasing deer and making friends: B.C. girl running around again after scary fall’

3-year-old Sophia back to being a kid again after 20-foot park fall on to concrete

Happy days are here again for mom Selina and daughter Sophia Taylor after Sophia’s quick recovery from a horrible ordeal. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Bella Kruize, 9, was diagnosed with a rare and serious seizure disorder when she was 18 months old. On Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022, she’ll appear on Variety – the Children’s Charity’s 56th annual Show of Hearts Telethon airing on Global BC.

Coldstream child with rare seizure disorder featured in Show of Hearts telethon

Nine-year-old Bella’s home was destroyed in White Rock Lake wildfire

Bella Kruize, 9, was diagnosed with a rare and serious seizure disorder when she was 18 months old. On Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022, she’ll appear on Variety – the Children’s Charity’s 56th annual Show of Hearts Telethon airing on Global BC.
North Okanagan resident Jen Kirkland (right) at a children’s hospital in Brasov, Romania, where she volunteered helping sick children in September 2021. (Submitted photo)

North Okanagan woman travelling to Romania to help children

Jen Kirkland is dedicated to caring for underprivileged children, no matter how far away they might be

North Okanagan resident Jen Kirkland (right) at a children’s hospital in Brasov, Romania, where she volunteered helping sick children in September 2021. (Submitted photo)
Fernie Alpine Resort turnoff on Hwy. 3. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Man dies after skiing accident at B.C.’s Fernie Alpine Resort

A man died from injuries sustained while skiing at Fernie Alpine Resort over the weekend

Fernie Alpine Resort turnoff on Hwy. 3. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
A nurse tends to a patient in the Intensive Care Unit. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

‘It’s not OK’: BC Nurses’ Union demands better working conditions

BCNU calling on the general public to write their MLAs demanding better conditions for nurses

A nurse tends to a patient in the Intensive Care Unit. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Orthopedic surgeries are disproportionately impacted by the pandemic, incurring most of the cancellations. See story on page 3. (Jacqueline Gelineau - Capital News)

Kelowna Chief of Orthopedic Surgery advocates for private surgical clinics

The costs of the private surgeries would be covered by healthcare

Orthopedic surgeries are disproportionately impacted by the pandemic, incurring most of the cancellations. See story on page 3. (Jacqueline Gelineau - Capital News)
(The Canadian Press/Tijana Martin)

Patients with COVID in Fraser Health may now share hospital rooms with uninfected

Public health officials say hospital space is at a premium

(The Canadian Press/Tijana Martin)
A protest of about 75 people gathered at Peace Arch Hospital Thursday to show the community’s frustration with a Fraser Health decision to temporarily close the maternity ward. The decision was reversed later Thursday. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Health authority reverses decision to close B.C. hospital maternity ward

Fraser Health had planned to close Peace Arch Hospital ward for 3 months, starting Jan. 28

A protest of about 75 people gathered at Peace Arch Hospital Thursday to show the community’s frustration with a Fraser Health decision to temporarily close the maternity ward. The decision was reversed later Thursday. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Surrey Memorial Hospital emergency department entrance. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Fraser Health offers apology to woman who gave birth in Surrey Memorial Hospital lobby

Pawandeep Samra gave birth on her fourth visit to SMH, after being sent home three times earlier that day

Surrey Memorial Hospital emergency department entrance. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Carrie Garrod (left), Paula Mawryczew, Evan Tilt, Alesha Miller of the Vernon Jubilee Hospital’s respiratory therapy team. The 2021 Light a Bulb fundraising campaign well exceeded its goal with $441,500 raised. (VJH photo)

Vernon hospital Light a Bulb campaign smashes fundraising goal

With more than $440K raised, two new ventilators on the way to the hospital’s respiratory department

Carrie Garrod (left), Paula Mawryczew, Evan Tilt, Alesha Miller of the Vernon Jubilee Hospital’s respiratory therapy team. The 2021 Light a Bulb fundraising campaign well exceeded its goal with $441,500 raised. (VJH photo)
Paramedics transfer a person from an ambulance into a hospital in Montreal, Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022. The Health Department says data from the last 24 hours indicates a 140-jump in hospitalization from the previous day, for a total of 2,436. The province is also reporting 11,007 new cases of COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

COVID hospitalizations nearing or reaching record highs in several provinces

Many provinces imposed a weeklong delay in the return to in-person schooling

Paramedics transfer a person from an ambulance into a hospital in Montreal, Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022. The Health Department says data from the last 24 hours indicates a 140-jump in hospitalization from the previous day, for a total of 2,436. The province is also reporting 11,007 new cases of COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
There’s still time to Light A Bulb and support healthcare in the area with a donation to the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation. (Lars the Elf)

Still time to light a bulb for Vernon hospital

Campaign continues until Dec. 31 in support of healthcare

There’s still time to Light A Bulb and support healthcare in the area with a donation to the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation. (Lars the Elf)
Recipient Ray Thompson and his wife (from left), ICU staff Aides Hofer, OR staff Summer Zaino, recipient Judy Mori, BC Transplant staff Karly Mardsen and recipient Fiona Walker at Vernon Jubilee Hospital. (Contributed)

Hospital staff thanked for saving lives in Vernon

Three local organ transplant recipients show gratitude

Recipient Ray Thompson and his wife (from left), ICU staff Aides Hofer, OR staff Summer Zaino, recipient Judy Mori, BC Transplant staff Karly Mardsen and recipient Fiona Walker at Vernon Jubilee Hospital. (Contributed)