Hospitals

B.C’s Health Minister Adrian Dix, right, and Fraser Health CEO Dr. Victoria Lee at a health care announcement at Surrey Memorial Hospital in Surrey on Wednesday, June 7, 2023. (Photo: Anna Burns)

Dix plans summer tour as B.C. hospitals, health care facing ‘crises’

Health minister says challenges different in each region, but broad issue of healthcare is a B.C.-wide problem

 

Interior Health has announced upgrades and a temporary closure of the Shuswap Outpatient Collection Lab from June 5 to 9, 2023. (File photo)

Shuswap outpatient lab to close for 5 days to accommodate change to new space

Hospital in Salmon Arm will accommodate patients with urgent bloodwork

 

Entrance to the 4th floor of Shuswap Lake General Hospital in Salmon Arm where the Intensive Care Unit is located. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

Provision of critical care at Salmon Arm hospital in jeopardy, doctor warns

Head of internal medicine takes concerns to council, says surgery, emergency could also be affected

 

A Salmon Arm woman has taken Interior Health and a surgeon to court after a lab mix-up allegedly caused her cancer diagnosis to be delayed by eight months, according to a notice of claim filed in B.C. Supreme Court May 15, 2023. (Morning Star file photo)

Salmon Arm woman suing Interior Health over delay in cancer diagnosis

The woman claims a lab mix-up caused her diagnosis to be delayed by eight months

A Salmon Arm woman has taken Interior Health and a surgeon to court after a lab mix-up allegedly caused her cancer diagnosis to be delayed by eight months, according to a notice of claim filed in B.C. Supreme Court May 15, 2023. (Morning Star file photo)
By the time the last donation was made just before midnight on May17, $794,606.36 had been raised. (KGH Foundation)

Day of Giving in Kelowna raises nearly $800,000

‘It was a true testament to the kind of community we live in’

By the time the last donation was made just before midnight on May17, $794,606.36 had been raised. (KGH Foundation)
(Pixabay file photo)

Kelowna artwork to be outfitted with new technology to capture and kill airborne viruses

The C-POLAR technology can be used in fabrics, paints, and other materials

  • May 3, 2023
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Vernon’s Pure Country radio will host its milestone 20th anniversary Have A Heart Radiothon fundraiser for the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation Thursday, May 11, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Village Green Centre. (Contributed)

Cherryville mom delivers importance of hospital care ahead of radiothon

20th anniversary Have A Heart event goes May 11 on Pure Country

Vernon’s Pure Country radio will host its milestone 20th anniversary Have A Heart Radiothon fundraiser for the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation Thursday, May 11, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Village Green Centre. (Contributed)
Volunteers at VJH packed Paddlewheel’s Hall deck during the April 19 luncheon. (Bowen Assman/Morning Star Photo).

Vernon Hospital volunteers celebrated

The luncheon which celebrates the efforts of VJH’s volunteers, returned after a three-year hiatus

Volunteers at VJH packed Paddlewheel’s Hall deck during the April 19 luncheon. (Bowen Assman/Morning Star Photo).
Splatsin Elder Randy Williams conducts a smudging ceremony for the reopening of the fourth level entrance to Shuswap Lake General Hospital on Thursday morning, April 20, 2023. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

VIDEO: Reopening of Salmon Arm hospital entrance brings further closure on pandemic

Shuswap Lake Health-Care Auxiliary volunteers welcome reopening

Splatsin Elder Randy Williams conducts a smudging ceremony for the reopening of the fourth level entrance to Shuswap Lake General Hospital on Thursday morning, April 20, 2023. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Kelowna General Hospital. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)
Kelowna General Hospital. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)
Kelowna General Hospital (File photo)

Kelowna man sues hospital, doctor for ‘deformed’ penis after surgery

The presence of nurses in the OR caused him to feel ‘embarrassed and ashamed’ before the penis surgery

Kelowna General Hospital (File photo)
The Kelowna General Hospital Foundation announced on Tuesday, April 4, the goal of raising $40 million of the next three years. (Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)

‘Health care has to change’: Kelowna hospital foundation aims to raise $40M

KGH Foundation has set the goal of three years to raise $40 million; already has $8 million

The Kelowna General Hospital Foundation announced on Tuesday, April 4, the goal of raising $40 million of the next three years. (Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)
Physician shortage temporarily closes Oliver hospital emergency. (File photo)

Another ‘unexpected’ doctor shortage closes Oliver hospital’s emergency room

It’s the room’s second closure in four nights

Physician shortage temporarily closes Oliver hospital emergency. (File photo)
Members of the Vernon Jubilee Hospital cheer on after raising $6.3 million for a new CT scanner (VJHFoundation Photo).

Vernon hospital garners enough funds for new CT scanner

The new scanner is expected to be in use for October 2023

Members of the Vernon Jubilee Hospital cheer on after raising $6.3 million for a new CT scanner (VJHFoundation Photo).
RCMP cruiser. (Black Press file photo)

Gunshot wound puts 1 in hospital after ‘altercation’ in Kelowna

RCMP have one person in custody, ‘no danger to the public’

RCMP cruiser. (Black Press file photo)
A GoFundMe campaign has been launched for a man injured while snowmobiling at Hunter’s Range near Enderby March 3, 2023. (GoFundMe photo)

Fundraiser for North Okanagan man with serious spinal cord injury tops $36K

Gary Matvenko was injured March 3 while unloading his snowmobile near Enderby

A GoFundMe campaign has been launched for a man injured while snowmobiling at Hunter’s Range near Enderby March 3, 2023. (GoFundMe photo)
Chilliwack burn survivor Keira McKenzie, 15, seen with mom Terresa, is the 2023 ‘champion’ for the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. She is encouraging people to buy tickets to the Choice Lottery to raise money for the hospital – a place she’s visited countless times. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

B.C. burn survivor, 15, shares story in hopes people will support BC Children’s Hospital fundraiser

Keira McKenzie was 9 when she was burned, now she’s ‘spokeskid’ for BC Children’s Hospital lottery

Chilliwack burn survivor Keira McKenzie, 15, seen with mom Terresa, is the 2023 ‘champion’ for the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. She is encouraging people to buy tickets to the Choice Lottery to raise money for the hospital – a place she’s visited countless times. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Ava Secuur sits with her mother Shannon in her hospital bed at the BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver. (Courtesy of BC Children’s Hospital Foundation)

‘Small is mighty’: B.C. child with dwarfism stars in children’s hospital campaign

Ava Secuur was part of a video campaign for the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation

Ava Secuur sits with her mother Shannon in her hospital bed at the BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver. (Courtesy of BC Children’s Hospital Foundation)
A woman has shared her encounter with a nurse at Vernon Jubilee Hospital in a pair of videos on TikTok, saying she received insufficient care while experiencing a mental health crisis at the hospital. (Savanna Hedstrom/TikTok)
A woman has shared her encounter with a nurse at Vernon Jubilee Hospital in a pair of videos on TikTok, saying she received insufficient care while experiencing a mental health crisis at the hospital. (Savanna Hedstrom/TikTok)
Officers seized a gun Monday (March 13) from a man who was in the waiting room at Abbotsford Regional Hospital. (Abbotsford Police Department photo)

Man charged for having gun on him at Abbotsford Regional Hospital

Citizen alerted security after seeing the man drop ammunition on the floor

Officers seized a gun Monday (March 13) from a man who was in the waiting room at Abbotsford Regional Hospital. (Abbotsford Police Department photo)