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The newly expanded pharmacy department at KBRH is now open. Photo: Interior Health

New pharmacy, modernized care spaces open at Trail hospital

A new pharmacy at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH) is now open,…

 

B.C. Premier John Horgan pauses after announcing he will not run in the next provincial election during a news conference in Vancouver, on Tuesday, June 28, 2022. A group representing emergency room doctors across the country has a message for Canada’s premiers: come up with a co-ordinated plan to prevent their workplaces from being closed due to staffing shortages that are creating an unprecedented crisis in health care. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Ottawa’s share of health-care funding to be top concern at premiers’ meeting in B.C.

Premiers calling for feds to increase their share of spending from 22 to 35 per cent

 

Dr. Bonnie Henry. (Submitted Photo)

PODCAST: Dr. Bonnie Henry discusses COVID-19 and what’s next for B.C.

TODAY IN B.C.: One-on-one chat with provincial health officer

 

Richard and Mary. Photo: Submitted

‘Garden of Gratitude’ the centre of a new KBRH Health Foundation project

The Columbia View Lodge Garden of Gratitude grew from Mary and Richard’s story.

Richard and Mary. Photo: Submitted
Terry Martin (center), KBRH health foundation board director, has accepted this donation from the RONA Trail and Nelson owner and management team L-R: Dave, Mike, Logan and Ray. Photo: Submitted

RONA Trail donates $18,500 to hospital

Funding will support a new examination and consultation room in KBRH ambulatory care department

Terry Martin (center), KBRH health foundation board director, has accepted this donation from the RONA Trail and Nelson owner and management team L-R: Dave, Mike, Logan and Ray. Photo: Submitted
Matthew and Kari Atkins have been paying $1,200 a month to treat Kari’s metastatic breast cancer for the last several months. (Submitted photo)

B.C. couple left to foot $1,200-a-month cancer treatment bill due to ‘funding loophole’

Kari and Matthew Atkins hope the government will offer funding for people in their situation

Matthew and Kari Atkins have been paying $1,200 a month to treat Kari’s metastatic breast cancer for the last several months. (Submitted photo)
This 2003 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows mature, oval-shaped monkeypox virions, left, and spherical immature virions, right, obtained from a sample of human skin associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak. On Wednesday, May 18, 2022, Portuguese health authorities confirmed five cases of monkeypox in young men, marking an unusual outbreak in Europe of a disease typically limited to Africa. (Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Russell Regner/CDC via AP)

UPDATE: No monkeypox currently in B.C., officials say

The BCCDC said after investigation the ‘possible cases’ were determined not to be monkeypox

This 2003 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows mature, oval-shaped monkeypox virions, left, and spherical immature virions, right, obtained from a sample of human skin associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak. On Wednesday, May 18, 2022, Portuguese health authorities confirmed five cases of monkeypox in young men, marking an unusual outbreak in Europe of a disease typically limited to Africa. (Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Russell Regner/CDC via AP)
Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie. Photo: Black Press

B.C. Seniors Advocate invites participation in residential care survey

British Columbians to participate in the second landmark survey of people in residential care

Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie. Photo: Black Press
What to expect from the June 4 day: great presentations from three knowledgeable speakers; networking with local area vendors and therapists and other Lymphedema patients; opportunity to win a custom compression garment (up to $800 value) supplied by Juzo. Image: bclymph.org

Need help dealing with Lymphedema? Workshop coming to Winfield

The workshop on June 4 is designed to help those dealing with Lymphedema.

  • May 19, 2022
What to expect from the June 4 day: great presentations from three knowledgeable speakers; networking with local area vendors and therapists and other Lymphedema patients; opportunity to win a custom compression garment (up to $800 value) supplied by Juzo. Image: bclymph.org
Cariboo Memorial Hospital in Williams Lake is the focus of a call for action by both TNG and Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Lorne Doerkson. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

‘Lives are at stake’: TNG calls for independent investigation into Cariboo Memorial Hospital

‘We need more information on what is being done to fix the problems,” said Chief Joe Alphonse

Cariboo Memorial Hospital in Williams Lake is the focus of a call for action by both TNG and Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Lorne Doerkson. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
From May 14 to May 30. all staff, physicians, patients and visitors to KBRH will be redirected to use the second floor corridor. Photo: Trail Times

Foot traffic changes coming to Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital

The temporary changes to the hospital’s main corridor are part of ongoing renovations

From May 14 to May 30. all staff, physicians, patients and visitors to KBRH will be redirected to use the second floor corridor. Photo: Trail Times
A group of family physicians in the Nelson and Trail area, who have taken significant extra training in oncology practice, have stepped forward to provide on-site supervision of treatment recommended by the BC Cancer oncologists. Photo: National Cancer Institute

Interior Health clarifies cancer care continuity after West Kootenay doctor retires

After decades of caring for cancer patients, Dr. Scotland is retiring this month

A group of family physicians in the Nelson and Trail area, who have taken significant extra training in oncology practice, have stepped forward to provide on-site supervision of treatment recommended by the BC Cancer oncologists. Photo: National Cancer Institute
Interior Health says it is implementing key strategies to reduce its imprint on the planet. Photo: Unsplash

Interior Health commits to a greener future

A new lead position is being created at IH to develop climate change strategies in health care.

Interior Health says it is implementing key strategies to reduce its imprint on the planet. Photo: Unsplash
Dr. Bonnie Henry visits with Bonnie and Henry, BC and Alberta Guide Dogs in training, at the Ministry of Health offices in Victoria. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

VIDEO: B.C.’s Dr. Bonnie Henry meets Bonnie and Henry

Future working dogs check in with namesake Dr. Bonnie Henry in Victoria

Dr. Bonnie Henry visits with Bonnie and Henry, BC and Alberta Guide Dogs in training, at the Ministry of Health offices in Victoria. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Interior Health workers have been notified of a potential strike (Submitted)

Possible strike looms over Interior Health, essential service planning underway

Unions in Interior Health attempting to reach an agreement

Interior Health workers have been notified of a potential strike (Submitted)
L-R: Dr. Margaret MacDiarmid, vice chair for Greater Trail Hospice and hospice treasurer Barbara Gibson, encourage advance care planning saying, “Having an advance care plan is a gift to yourself and your family, and one of the best gifts you can make.” Photo: Submitted

Hospice encourages Trail area residents to talk about advance care planning

National Advance Care Planning Day (ACP) falls on Saturday, April 16

L-R: Dr. Margaret MacDiarmid, vice chair for Greater Trail Hospice and hospice treasurer Barbara Gibson, encourage advance care planning saying, “Having an advance care plan is a gift to yourself and your family, and one of the best gifts you can make.” Photo: Submitted
The Victoria Street Bridge will be swathed in magenta and teal lights on Monday to observe World Parkinson’s Day. Photo: Lower Columbia Tourism, Dave Heath; City of Trail/Facebook

Parkinson’s disease: It’s more than ‘just a tremor’

Trail advocates and the city will recognize World Parkinson’s Day on Monday, April 11

The Victoria Street Bridge will be swathed in magenta and teal lights on Monday to observe World Parkinson’s Day. Photo: Lower Columbia Tourism, Dave Heath; City of Trail/Facebook
BC Cancer’s mobile unit will be parked at Waneta Plaza this week and next, excluding Good Friday. Photo: Submitted

Mobile mammography van at Trail mall this week and next

To book a screening mammogram call 1.800.663-9203.

BC Cancer’s mobile unit will be parked at Waneta Plaza this week and next, excluding Good Friday. Photo: Submitted
Kidney patient Larry Rhodes receives a warming pair of socks in the Trail Dialysis Unit, located in Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. L-R: Kyle Trevison, Dr Chi Zhang, Doug Buderick, Jackie Brown, and patient Larry Rhodes. Besides Trail, other dialysis units participating are in Sparwood, Cranbrook, Creston, and Grand Forks.

Foundation warms the souls of Kootenay Boundary in-centre dialysis patients

This year, the Kidney Foundation, BC and Yukon Branch is covering close to 2,700 patients

Kidney patient Larry Rhodes receives a warming pair of socks in the Trail Dialysis Unit, located in Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. L-R: Kyle Trevison, Dr Chi Zhang, Doug Buderick, Jackie Brown, and patient Larry Rhodes. Besides Trail, other dialysis units participating are in Sparwood, Cranbrook, Creston, and Grand Forks.
Photo: Trail Times

Trail landmark lights up red for World Tuberculosis Day

Landmarks across Canada are lighting up in red for World TB Day, Thursday, March 24

Photo: Trail Times