Hospitals

The Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation is looking to raise the remaining $900,000 needed for an urgently needed second CT scanner. (Submitted photo)

Donations for new CT scanner at Vernon hospital doubled on Giving Tuesday

VJH has an urgent need for a second CT scanner, Galbraith Foundation gives big today

 

St. Paul’s hospital in Vancouver will soon be the site of a fast-tracked addiction treatment program, Premier David Eby announced Nov. 19, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

A fast track to addiction treatment is coming to Vancouver’s downtown hospital

St. Paul’s sees a high volume of patients suffering from mental health crises and drug poisonings

  • Nov 28, 2022

 

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix pauses while responding to questions during a news conference, in Vancouver, on Monday, November 7, 2022. Dix says the government has plans to cancel surgeries at British Columbia hospitals to make room for patients with respiratory illnesses, but it has not yet reached that point.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. has plan to cancel surgeries to make room for flu cases in overcrowded hospitals

Minister says measures to provide space for emergency respiratory cases will be taken if necessary

 

Surrey Memorial Hospital’s pediatrics ER is one of many in the region overflowing with patients. (Photo by Anna Burns)

Young patients flood Surrey’s pediatric emergency room as region’s ERs overflow

Surrey Hospitals Foundation CEO says more must be done to keep pace with health care needs

Surrey Memorial Hospital’s pediatrics ER is one of many in the region overflowing with patients. (Photo by Anna Burns)
Lumby’s Cole Derry took the next big step in his kidney journey, receiving a transplant on Monday, Nov. 21, 2022. (Cole’s Kidney Journey/Facebook)

B.C. man has successful kidney transplant surgery

Both Cole Derry and his living donor, Pam, are doing well post-surgery

Lumby’s Cole Derry took the next big step in his kidney journey, receiving a transplant on Monday, Nov. 21, 2022. (Cole’s Kidney Journey/Facebook)
The Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation’s Light a Bulb campaign is looking to raise the remaining $900,000 needed for an urgently needed second CT scanner. (Submitted photo)

Vernon hospital in desperate need of second CT scanner

This year’s Light a Bulb campaign aims to alleviate the lengthy waitlist for a scan

The Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation’s Light a Bulb campaign is looking to raise the remaining $900,000 needed for an urgently needed second CT scanner. (Submitted photo)
Jen Kirkland has made four trips to Brasov, Romania, to volunteer at a children’s hospital. After coming home to Vernon for two months, she’ll be heading back to Romania on Jan. 8, 2023. (Submitted photo)

Vernon woman looks to continue volunteering in Romanian children’s hospital

Jen Kirkland relies on donations to support her full-time volunteer work in Brasov, Romania

Jen Kirkland has made four trips to Brasov, Romania, to volunteer at a children’s hospital. After coming home to Vernon for two months, she’ll be heading back to Romania on Jan. 8, 2023. (Submitted photo)
Frank Duralia, 82, waited in a hospital bed at the Boundary District Hospital in Grand Forks with a broken hip for 59 hours before an ambulance transported him to Trail for surgery. (Credit: Marion Duralia)

‘Excruciating pain’: B.C. man waited 59 hours with broken hip for ambulance transfer

Rural hospital lost its in-patient services in March due to a staffing shortage

Frank Duralia, 82, waited in a hospital bed at the Boundary District Hospital in Grand Forks with a broken hip for 59 hours before an ambulance transported him to Trail for surgery. (Credit: Marion Duralia)
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Shots fired at Trail hospital; 1 person arrested

RCMP reported that shots were fired at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital

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A ambulance drives past the emergency entrance of Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver on April 9, 2021. B.C. hospital workers are being trained on how to respond to active attacker situations as of October 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Run, hide, fight: B.C. hospital staff being trained for active attacker scenarios

Training for ‘code silver’ underway in 3 health authorities so far

A ambulance drives past the emergency entrance of Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver on April 9, 2021. B.C. hospital workers are being trained on how to respond to active attacker situations as of October 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
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

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)
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Kelowna nurse suspended for giving vulnerable client false COVID information

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

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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 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
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)