Monday, January 4, 2016

Health Archives for 2016 -- Northern Health Backgrounders

Our quick reference and archive of items pertaining to Northern Health's policies and events involving Health Issues across Northern BC and on the North Coast.

For items specific to Prince Rupert and Prince Rupert Regional Hospital  see our archive page here.



December 21 -- Northern Health reminding everyone to be safe while dining during the holiday season (audio)
December 21 -- Potato chips recalled because of Salmonella contamination
December 20 -- Terrace hospital foundation focuses on new equipment
December 13 -- Petition ramps up momentum for new hospital in Terrace
December 9 -- Northern Health outlines Holiday hours for NH Connections Bus system  NCR
December 7 -- On line petition launched to make case for Mills Memorial Hospital replacement in Terrace  NCR
December 6 -- Caledonia Mental health project (video)
December 2 -- Saturday brings a North Coast opportunity to share thoughts on local family health care  NCR


November 29 -- Haida Gwaii Hospital opens with a nod to the past
November 28 -- Haida Gwaii Hospital Opens  (video)
November 28 -- Haida Gwaii Hospital Complete
November 28 -- Premier Clark on Mills Memorial Hospital future (video)
November 25 -- Haida Gwaii doctors reviewing opioid prescriptions
November 24 -- New Haida Gwaii hospital officially opens (audio)
November 23 -- First step taken for a new Mills Memorial Hospital
November 22 -- New Haida Gwaii hospital opens with official ceremony on Thursday
November 16 -- Staffing Haida Gwaii chemo program remains a challenge
November 11 -- Hints Terrace hospital funding may be coming
November 8 -- Northwest BC loses ear, nose and throat specialist
November 8 -- Mills Memorial gets new mammography machine
November 8 -- Northern Health reminding public about flu prevention options (audio)
November 7 -- Mammography machine for Mills Memorial Hospital (video)
November 7 -- New mammography unit gives faster, better images
November 7 -- Terrace home to new mammography unit  (audio)
November 4 -- Northern Health reminding public about appropriate emergency room use (audio)
November 2 -- Terrace city council calls for strategy session on bid to replace aging Mills Memorial Hospital
November 2 -- Province urges British Columbians to get their Flu Shots with flu season near  NCR


October 28 -- UNBC researcher looking at First Nations employees in the healthcare profession
October 25 -- Northern Health taking part in Canadian Patient Safety week
October 18 -- Terrace hospital build tax bite feared
October 14 -- Prince Rupert hospital to benefit from latest investment from Port of Prince Rueprt community fund  NCR
October 13 -- New Bathing Facility at Prince Rupert Regional Hospital (video)
October 12 -- Terrace MRI buy part of far-reaching initiative
October 11 -- Government remains mum on Terrace hospital replacement
October 11 -- Terrace continues to push for Trauma Centre for the community (video)
October 6 -- Mills Memorial Hospital getting an MRI machine (audio)
October 3 -- Organizers Overwhelmed by Million-Dollar Donation to Smithers Hospital
October 4 -- New Haida Gwaii Hopsital is nearly ready
October 3 -- Bulkley Valley Gala Fundraiser (video)
October 3 -- Diabetes Conference in Smithers (video)
October 3 -- No word on Terrace hospital funds just yet


September 30 -- Terrace Mayor happy with how the UBCM convention went (audio)
September 29 -- Type 1 Diabetes symposium in Smithers Saturday
September 28 -- Why not build new hospital out of wood?
September 27 -- Psychiatric services added to Prince Rupert
September 23 -- Terrace council takes hospital campaign to Victoria
September 21 -- Just one overdose death in Northern BC for August
September 20 -- Village of Telkwa councillor joins call for new Terrace hospital
September 16 -- Northern Health Distributes $1.59 Million across the North for HIV/HCV initiatives (audio)
September 13 -- Premier Clark on Mills Memorial replacement prospects (video)
September 13 -- Premier agrees that Terrace hospital needs an upgrade, but offers no timetable
September 9 -- Precautionary Boil water order for Hazelton, Gitanmaax
September 7 -- Prince Rupert Hospital receives $1.2 million in upgrades
September 1 -- North Coast MLA steps in to seek answers for Prince Rupert patients  NCR 


August 31 -- Sanitization issues related to Medical equipment in Prince Rupert (video)
August 30 -- Mills Memorial Hospital in Terrace gets an imaging upgrade
August 29 -- Prince Rupert patient worried after being exposed to improperly sanitized endoscope (audio)
August 29 -- Improperly cleaned endoscope used in Prince Rupert (audio)
August 28 -- Government ducking its duties for a new hospital
August 26 -- Prince Rupert woman treated with unclean medical equipment, Northern Health, B.C. Centre for Disease control confirms more than a hundred affected
August 25 -- NDP leader backs call for a new Mills Memorial Hospital
August 25 -- Prince Rupert woman treated with unclean medical equipment, Northern Health, B.C. Centre for Disease Control confirms more than a hundred affected
August 24 -- Trauma service key to a new Mills Memorial Hospital
August 24 -- Man who died after Police interaction at Terrace Hospital identified
August 19 -- Man dies in Police incident at Terrace hospital
August 19 -- Death at hospital leads to independent investigation office coming to Terrace
August 12 -- Physio shortage at UHNBC affecting patients
August 12 -- Bid for new hospital in Terrace hits roadblock
August 11 -- Terrace City Council will push BC Government for a new hospital
August 11 -- Mills Memorial replacement called for by City of Terrace (video)
August 10 -- Calls grow for new hospital in Terrace
August 5 -- Finding seats for physio students
August 5 -- Physio student returns north
August 4 -- North facing physiotherapy shortage
August 2 -- Breast milk donation site launched at Prince George hospital


July 29 -- Algae outbreak strikes local lakes
July 26 -- An overdose antidote program has arrived in Prince Rupert
July 25 -- New ultrasound tech in Prince Rupert
July 15 -- Drug overdoses in Prince Rupert (video)
July 13 -- BC Fatal Drug overdoses up 74% in 2016, Prince Rupert has 5 so far
July 1 -- New hospital badly needed in Terrace


June 30 -- Prince George physician gets health award
June 27 -- Anti-Overdose Naloxone kits soon to be available in Terrace for Opioid users  (audio)
June 22 -- New docs sweep into Terrace
June 24 -- Terrace to survey people ages 50+ (audio)
June 22 -- New Haida Gwaii hospital nearing completion
June 21 -- Haida Gwaii hospital progress (video)
June 21 -- Medically-assisted dying in Prince Rupert
June 21 -- Child and Youth Care the focus for Northern Health meeting Wednesday  NCR
June 17 -- BC Cancer agency mobile mammography mobile unit arrives in Northwest (video)
June 15 -- Terrace Big Bikers Brave Pouring Rain for Heart and Stroke Foundation
June 15 -- Heart and Stroke Big Bike Ride in Terrace (video)
June 9 -- Prince George roundtable focusing on mens mental health
June 6 -- NHA consulting with doctors on assisted deaths
June 3 -- Better care is goal of northwestern B.C. health changes
June 1 -- High school friends fulfill life-long dream


May 30 -- Northern Health holding public meetings on Children's health
May 27 -- Northern Health rolls out integrated healthcare model
May 26 -- Northern Health rolls out new model for Patient Care (video)
May 19 -- Northern Health begins Child Health Consultations tonight in Burns Lake
May 13 -- Drug overdose deaths in B.C. by city, region
May 12 -- Rural health themes mark lengthy exchange in Legislature between MLA Rice and Health Minister Lake  NCR
May 11 -- Children's health consultation looking for input
May 11 -- Youth summit encourages healthy choices
May  11 -- B.C. nurses ratify five-year contract
May 6 -- Healthcare roadshow aims to inspire young students
May 6 -- Travelling Health Care Caravan (video)
May 3 -- Health Summit in Terrace (video)


April 27 -- Paramedics make house calls in rural program
April 20 -- Prince Rupert screening program highlighted in Northern Health blog  NCR
April 18 -- Spirit of the North presents Spring Grant to Northern Health
April 15 -- Patient upset with Changes at Northern Health (video)
April 7 -- Four Prince Rupert groups share in Northern Health's Imagine Grants for 2016  NCR
April 6 -- A look at Physician Assistants in Prince George (video)
April 5 -- B. C. Nurses Union reaches tentative 5 year deal, with details to come
April 5 -- B. C. Nurses to vote on five year agreement
April 4 -- Strength to forgive
April 2 -- Northern Health promotes Healthy, Safe Outdoor Play


March 31 -- Deaths on northern roads stand out in report
March 30 -- New Cardio and Polmonary Rehab programs started in Prince George (video)
March 30 -- New program helps heart, lung patients
March 30 -- 'One Stop Shop' for Cardiac and Pulmonary Care patients
March 29 -- Death far from the crowds
March 28 -- Rural areas challenging for right to die access
March 24 -- MS Society closes Prince George office
March 21 -- Northern Health to conduct internal review following alleged kidnapping
March 20 -- Doctor Assisted Death has 'Rural Implications'
March 15 -- New Doctors coming to Northern BC
March 15 -- B. C. welcomes new doctors to practice in the North (BC Government statement)
March 11 -- Northern Medical Program students head to Victoria to lobby the province
March 11 -- Departure of Seniors specialist frustrates patients
March 9 -- Number of organ donors registering on the rise
March 3 -- Prince George doctor championing organ donation


February 23 -- MLA calls for expanded testing of water in Northwest schools  NCR
February 23 -- Prince George Needle drop box use skyrocketing
February 22 -- Road Dust concerns for Burns Lake residents (video)
February 19 -- Northern Health outlines its role when it comes to regulating water quality  NCR
February 23 -- MLA calls for expanded testing of water in Northwest schools  NCR
February 19 -- NDP continues to make SD52 water concerns part of Legislature debate  NCR
February 18 -- Prince Rupert Water update (video)
February 18 -- Parents fear impacts of lead on children in northern B. C. schools: NDP
February 18 -- MLA Rice raises School District lead levels issue in Legislature  NCR
February 17 -- North Coast MLA on Prince Rupert water issues (video)
February 17 -- "How long have they known?" North Coast MLA wants answers after high levels of lead found in Prince Rupert schools' water (audio)
February 17 -- School District 52 sends out advisory to parents over elevated lead levels ine water at four local schools  NCR
February 17 --  Northern Health says parents shouldn't worry about lead water (audio)


January 20 -- Northern Health to gain 100 new nursing positions as part of BC Government plan NCR
January 18 -- Public meeting on transfer of health services to Northern Health (NH info) 
January 18 -- Healthy eating essential for seniors
January 14 -- Words of the world
January 12 -- Innovative cancer program seeks patients
January 8 -- New once a week clinic opens in P. G.
January 8 -- Northern Medial Program Shows success Again (video)
January 7 -- Sexually Transmitted Infections Testing in Prince George (NH info)
January 5 -- Resident safety top priority during gastrointestinal illness outbreak at Terraceview Lodge (NH info)
January 4 -- New Year Babies of the North (video)
January 4 -- First Rupertite of the New Year arrived January 1st NCR
January 1 -- It's A Girl! Northern Health's First Baby of 2016 Born in Prince George
January 1 -- First baby of 2016 born in Prince Rupert  (NH info) 

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