Deni House reopens

Last week I had the honour of joining representatives from the Cariboo-Chilcotin Regional Hospital District and Interior Health.

Last week I had the honour of joining representatives from the Cariboo-Chilcotin Regional Hospital District and Interior Health for the grand reopening of Deni House here in Williams Lake. The 28-bed facility is going to benefit our region of the province for many years to come.

Following renovations, Deni House re-opened the top floor as a 28-bed care facility featuring bright and welcoming single and three-bed rooms for patients. There are a variety of beds that make up the 28, with nine dedicated towards respite and convalescent care or seniors with shorter projected stays. Another great part of these short-stay beds is that they share a family room, giving patients a real feeling of community and togetherness, which in itself can help people feel better.

The family room has amenities and offers a chance for loved ones to stay overnight —something that I think we can all agree is important at times.

Other renovation work at Deni House included:

•  Redeveloping the current series of rooms into new single- and triple-patient rooms with ceiling lifts installed over each bed.

•  Upgrades to resident washrooms for handicapped accessibility.

• Replacement of outdated nurse call and fire alarm systems.

•  Upgrades and repair to the central cooling and air handling systems.

• Upgrades to data and telephone lines for wireless capabilities.

•  Minor renovations to other areas of the facility.

I couldn’t talk about Deni House without mentioning the high-quality care that all the residents receive from the nursing staff. Seniors with complex care needs in these types of residential care facilities are offered the protection and supportive environment they need right here in the Cariboo. I’m pleased that Deni House will continue to serve our region and offer seniors and their families the support they deserve.

Donna Barnett is the Liberal MLA for the Cariboo-Chilcotin.

Just Posted

Video: Former NHL player Jordin Tootoo meets with local children

Mini-sticks and autographs part of the fun

Grief from infant losses inspires BC Angel Dresses sewing project

There will be a sewing event Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Big Lake Community Hall

Electric vehicle charging station under construction at City Hall

A new BC Hydro electric vehicle charging station is under construction at… Continue reading

Fun had by all at Community Living Month’s annual kickball game

Laughter, smiles and good cheer were carried on the winds

VIDEO: First all-female spacewalk team makes history

NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir did work on International Space Station’s power grid

Zantac, the over-the-counter heartburn drug, pulled in Canada, U.S.

Health Canada also investigates possible carcinogen in some ranitidine drugs

B.C. public safety minister says cannabis edibles not in stores til January

Mike Farnworth says he wants regional issues considered when it comes to licensing

Greta Thunberg calls for climate action in Alberta, but doesn’t talk oilsands

Swedish teen was met with some oil and gas industry supporters who came in a truck convoy

Scheer denies spreading ‘misinformation’ in predicting unannounced Liberal taxes

Conservative leader had claimed that a potential NDP-Liberal coalition could lead to a hike in GST

Council asks to limit cruise ship visits to Victoria harbour

Mayor says motion is not meant to curtail current visits or limit local cruise industry expansion

Chilliwack man pleads guilty in crash that killed pregnant woman

Frank Tessman charged under Motor Vehicle Act for accident that killed Kelowna school teacher

Kawhi Leonard, former Toronto Raptor, welcomed back to Vancouver at pre-season game

Fans go wild at pre-season game between L.A. Clippers and Dallas Mavericks at Rogers Arena

Greens and NDP go head to head on West Coast; Scheer takes fight to Bernier

Trudeau turns focus to key ridings outside Toronto after two days in Quebec

Most Read