Hospitals

Dairy Queen Canada, with multiple stores in B.C., announced recently it has rescheduled its annual Miracle Treat Day normally seen this month to Oct. 28. A portion of the proceeds from all Blizzards sold on that day in British Columbia will go to the B.C. Childrens Hospital Foundation. (Mike Mozart/Flickr photo)

Blizzards forecast in BC in October – each raising funds for children’s hospital care

Dairy Queen’s Miracle Treat Day reset for Oct. 28 in province and across Canada

 

In 2020, 11 children in the province fell from windows between May and September, according to the BC Trauma Registry. (Pixabay)

2 deaths, 8 hospitalizations spark safety warning for B.C. parents over open windows, balconies

‘The injuries we see from window falls are devastating for everyone,’ says Michelle Dodds of BC Children’s Hospital

 

B.C. Nurses’ Union is urging the province to address the violence nurses are facing at work as well as a staffing shortage that’s fueling widespread burnout among workers. (Black Press Media files)

‘Nurses are giving up’: Union calls on province to address violence, staff shortages

Top issues were made known this week at B.C. Nurses’ Union annual convention, which saw 500 nurses attend virtually

 

Vancouver resident Angélica Vargas, 41, suffered third-degree burns to half her body after a candle lit a dress she was wearing on fire at a dinner party in November 2019. (Submitted)

‘I’m still alive’: B.C. burn survivor shares road to recovery after candle accident

For more than a year after her accident, Vancouver resident Angélica Vargas couldn’t look in the mirror. Now, she’s learning to accept her scars.

Vancouver resident Angélica Vargas, 41, suffered third-degree burns to half her body after a candle lit a dress she was wearing on fire at a dinner party in November 2019. (Submitted)
A new saline gargle test, made in B.C., will soon be replacing COVID-19 nasal swab tests for kids. (PHSA screenshot)

Take-home COVID-19 tests available for some B.C. students who fall ill at school

BC Children’s Hospital plans to provide 1,200 kits to Vancouver district schools this April

A new saline gargle test, made in B.C., will soon be replacing COVID-19 nasal swab tests for kids. (PHSA screenshot)
A large illuminated heart was installed on the roof of the Vernon Jubilee Hospital May 1, 2020. (VJH Foundation photo)

Three deaths linked to COVID-19 outbreak in Vernon hospital

Interior Health reports two additional deaths at VJH

A large illuminated heart was installed on the roof of the Vernon Jubilee Hospital May 1, 2020. (VJH Foundation photo)
A death at Cottonwoods Care Centre in Kelowna was reported in relation to the COVID-19 outbreak April 7. (Google Maps)

Death at Kelowna care home among Interior Health COVID numbers

91 new cases, outbreak over in one unit at Kelowna General Hospital

A death at Cottonwoods Care Centre in Kelowna was reported in relation to the COVID-19 outbreak April 7. (Google Maps)
Bryan Adams with his mom, Jane Adams Clark, at Lions Gate Hospital. (Bryan Adams)

Bryan Adams gives shout out to North Shore hospital

The singer’s mom was in Lions Gate Hospital for care

Bryan Adams with his mom, Jane Adams Clark, at Lions Gate Hospital. (Bryan Adams)
A Vernon mom was rushed to Vancouver with her unborn child after her water broke two days after Christmas, and 11 weeks too early. (Contributed)

Okanagan mom rushed to Lower Mainland hospital with unborn baby

Just two days after Christmas, Tia’s water broke, but she’s not due until March 20

A Vernon mom was rushed to Vancouver with her unborn child after her water broke two days after Christmas, and 11 weeks too early. (Contributed)
After receiving five responses, Interior Health Authority has shortlisted three design builders for the Cariboo Memorial Hospital redevelopment project. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

3 bidders shortlisted for $217.8 million Cariboo Memorial Hospital redevelopment

Teams will now submit detailed designs, final selection spring 2021 anticipated

After receiving five responses, Interior Health Authority has shortlisted three design builders for the Cariboo Memorial Hospital redevelopment project. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The drive-through COVID-19 testing facility at the Saanich Peninsula Hospital set up earlier this week has started testing. (Black Press Media File)

One death confirmed in relation to COVID-19 outbreak at Greater Victoria hospital

At least 12 people infected with COVID-19 from outbreak

The drive-through COVID-19 testing facility at the Saanich Peninsula Hospital set up earlier this week has started testing. (Black Press Media File)
Karl and Reta Seibert donate $2,500 to Cariboo Memorial Hospital Foundation accepted by Rick Nelson, foundation director. The Seiberts make that donation annually and so far have donated $10,000. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Seiberts donate to Cariboo Memorial Hospital Foundation

It was the fourth time the couple have donated

Karl and Reta Seibert donate $2,500 to Cariboo Memorial Hospital Foundation accepted by Rick Nelson, foundation director. The Seiberts make that donation annually and so far have donated $10,000. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
A new UBC study published in the Emergency Medicine Journal on Oct. 29, 2020 found fewer children are visiting ER departments at B.C. hospitals. (Children’s Hospital/Facebook)

Fewer children visiting emergency rooms in B.C. during pandemic: UBC study

The research is published in the Emergency Medicine Journal

A new UBC study published in the Emergency Medicine Journal on Oct. 29, 2020 found fewer children are visiting ER departments at B.C. hospitals. (Children’s Hospital/Facebook)
Interior Health confirmed Friday it is working to resolve an issue with the phone system for booking appointments with the lab at Cariboo Memorial Hospital. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Issue with phone system for booking lab appointments in Williams Lake being resolved

Interior Health confirmed Friday it should make it easier for people to get through

Interior Health confirmed Friday it is working to resolve an issue with the phone system for booking appointments with the lab at Cariboo Memorial Hospital. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Family finds strong sense of community at BC Children’s Hospital

Family finds strong sense of community at BC Children’s Hospital

BC Children’s Hospital Dream Lottery has now sold out

Family finds strong sense of community at BC Children’s Hospital
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Northern Health is limiting the number of visitors allowed at its facilities, including G.R. Baker Memorial Hospital in Quesnel, effective March 18. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer file photo)

Regional hospital finances in “solid territory” despite pandemic

The Cariboo Regional District’s CFO, Kevin Erickson, gave an update on finances Aug. 21

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Northern Health is limiting the number of visitors allowed at its facilities, including G.R. Baker Memorial Hospital in Quesnel, effective March 18. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer file photo)
The Provincial Health Services Authority’s mobile medical unit will be used as an intensive care unit, beginning Friday, Aug. 7, while Cariboo Memorial Hospital in Williams Lake undergoes some repairs due to flooding last January. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The Provincial Health Services Authority’s mobile medical unit will be used as an intensive care unit, beginning Friday, Aug. 7, while Cariboo Memorial Hospital in Williams Lake undergoes some repairs due to flooding last January. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The “vestibule” or “anteroom” just outside the operating room at Abbotsford Regional Hospital creates a negative-pressure space to prevent the virus from spreading to nearby areas when COVID-19 patients are undergoing surgery.

B.C. doctor designs special operating room for COVID-19 patients

Design protects patients from wound infection while preventing virus from spreading to nearby areas

The “vestibule” or “anteroom” just outside the operating room at Abbotsford Regional Hospital creates a negative-pressure space to prevent the virus from spreading to nearby areas when COVID-19 patients are undergoing surgery.
A triage tent is being set up outside of the 100 Mile District General Hospital that should be ready to open next week. (Martina Dopf photo - 100 Mile House Free Press)

Triage tent being set up at 100 Mile District General Hospital

This will keep patient with respiratory symptoms away from patients with other health concerns

A triage tent is being set up outside of the 100 Mile District General Hospital that should be ready to open next week. (Martina Dopf photo - 100 Mile House Free Press)
B.C. nurses are asking for more stringent social distancing measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. (Canadian Press Photo)

B.C. nurses call for mandatory shutdown of all non-essential workplaces

Open letter to provincial, federal governments says current measures are insufficient

B.C. nurses are asking for more stringent social distancing measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. (Canadian Press Photo)