Deni House beds to open in November: IH

Twenty eight new beds at Deni House will open on Nov. 28, Karen Brunoro, residential nurse manager for Interior Health, told the Cariboo Regional District board at meeting last week.

  • Oct. 11, 2011 5:00 p.m.

Twenty eight new beds at Deni House will open on Nov. 28, Karen Brunoro, residential nurse manager for Interior Health, told the Cariboo Regional District board at meeting last week.

She said the renovations are almost complete, and the beds will be fully operational by Dec. 15, 2011.

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Health recruitment and retention project received

Nancy Wagner and Melanie Reed, Thompson Rivers University graduate students, and Catherine Whitman, community health integrated services health service administrator, with Interior Health presented the Cariboo Regional District board with a  presentation about the new recruitment and retention project, at the CRD meeting last week.

The Cariboo Chilcotin Regional Hospital District (CCRHD) funded the project, which focused on developing a strategy to recruit physicians and other health-care providers to the region, and in particular the 100 Mile House and Williams Lake areas.

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CRD endorses policies

The CRD board endorsed a number of recommendations from the Cariboo Regional District Committee of the Whole meeting held on Sept. 15. The policies include a code of conduct and ethics, director’s remuneration, election period communications, regional development framework and a new process for appointing representatives to the North Central Local Government Association. The policies are posted on the CRD website at www.cariboord.bc.ca.

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Board supports Wildwood Disc Golf Course

The CRD gave approval in principle to the Wildwood Volunteer Fire Department Association to construct a disc golf course on CRD property adjacent to the Wildwood fire hall. The approval-in-principle is for a two-year agreement with the association, subject to confirmation that there are no operational conflicts with the fire department or safety issues with the location. Disc golf is a game in which individual players throw a disc into a basket or at a target.