Hospitals

Port McNeill Hospital. (Gazette file photo)

Critics say North Island ER closures symptom of larger problem

Primary health care `collapsing’ in B.C. rural communities, critics say

 

Port McNeill Hospital. (Gazette file photo)

North Island hospitals’ emergency departments temporarily closed over the weekend

Island Health acknowledged that this is not an ideal situation for the communities

 

Dr. Nordine, a Kelowna-based physician is no longer able to work at a local detox centre because of his failure to comply with the provincial vaccination mandate (Joshua Nordine/Facebook)

Campaign aims to get unvaxxed health care workers back in B.C. hospitals

‘Hire Back our Heroes’ campaigners says an entire career should not be tainted by one decision

 

Group of members of the B.C. Professional Fire Fighters’, B.C. Children’s Hospital staff, and the McKenzies’ a patient family joining together in front of the hospital (June 14). Provided by B.C. Children’s Hospital.

VIDEO: B.C. firefighters donate $1M for child burn survivors

$1 million from the B.C. Professional Fire Fighter’s Association improves child burn care treatment

Group of members of the B.C. Professional Fire Fighters’, B.C. Children’s Hospital staff, and the McKenzies’ a patient family joining together in front of the hospital (June 14). Provided by B.C. Children’s Hospital.
Ken Barkman at Save-On-Foods in Garrison Crossing on June 5, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

78-year-old Ken Barkman of Chilliwack riding 3,000 kilometres for BC Children’s Hospital

Grandfather helping son and wife, who have adopted four high-risk babies

Ken Barkman at Save-On-Foods in Garrison Crossing on June 5, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Thirteen-year-old Madden Wicker-Vriend, seen here with his parents Eryn and Jesse on May 27, is on dialysis at home in Chilliwack and is looking for a living kidney donor. He’s holding his catheter and behind him is his dialysis machine. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

13-year-old B.C. boy on dialysis looking for kidney donor

Madden Wicker-Vriend has plethora of health issues, but this ‘crisis’ came as a surprise, says mom

Thirteen-year-old Madden Wicker-Vriend, seen here with his parents Eryn and Jesse on May 27, is on dialysis at home in Chilliwack and is looking for a living kidney donor. He’s holding his catheter and behind him is his dialysis machine. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
The Pacific Centre Family Service Association’s Centre for Well-Being in Colwood is seen in this file photo. The centre has been renovated. (Black Press Media File Photo)

New Westshore Community Health Centre opens as thousands without family doctor

There will be 17.2 full-time equivalent (FTE) health-care workers at the centre

The Pacific Centre Family Service Association’s Centre for Well-Being in Colwood is seen in this file photo. The centre has been renovated. (Black Press Media File Photo)
The Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island is pitching a project to build and operate accommodations for families of patients at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, similar to Jeneece Place in Victoria. (News Bulletin file photo)

Accommodations for families of patients proposed at Nanaimo hospital

Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island pitches Jesse’s House project to city council

The Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island is pitching a project to build and operate accommodations for families of patients at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, similar to Jeneece Place in Victoria. (News Bulletin file photo)
Port McNeill Hospital. (North Island Gazette file photo)

Staff shortage causes Port McNeill Hospital to ‘close’ for the weekend

Island Health says it is continuing to actively recruit to fill nursing vacancies in the region

Port McNeill Hospital. (North Island Gazette file photo)
West Coast General Hospital Foundation president Dr. Robert O’Dwyer, left, and foundation business manager Jessica Weeks, right, join Foster and Stephanie Belle, Wayne and Susan, Stephanie and Britton Coulson in announcing the Coulson family’s $500,000 donation to the WCGH emergency department. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Coulson family donates $500,000 to West Coast General Hospital Foundation

Donation pushes the foundation well past its goal of raising $2 million

West Coast General Hospital Foundation president Dr. Robert O’Dwyer, left, and foundation business manager Jessica Weeks, right, join Foster and Stephanie Belle, Wayne and Susan, Stephanie and Britton Coulson in announcing the Coulson family’s $500,000 donation to the WCGH emergency department. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Port McNeill hospital. (North Island Gazette file photo)

Mayor says social media rumours of two North Island hospitals closing in June are untrue

Island Health has no plans to close Port McNeill and Alert Bay hospitals

Port McNeill hospital. (North Island Gazette file photo)
Crew members wrap up some work at the West Coast General Hospital emergency department construction site on April 21, 2022. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

West Coast General Hospital Foundation surpasses $2-million fundraising goal

Emergency department expansion challenge reaches target 10 months early

Crew members wrap up some work at the West Coast General Hospital emergency department construction site on April 21, 2022. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
A bronze sculpture by artist Marie Khouri was stolen from outside the B.C. Children’s Hospital on the night of April 3. (Courtesy B.C. Children’s Hospital)

Sculpture stolen from B.C. Children’s Hospital weeks after being donated

Bronze artwork went missing from outside the Oak Street entrance on April 3

A bronze sculpture by artist Marie Khouri was stolen from outside the B.C. Children’s Hospital on the night of April 3. (Courtesy B.C. Children’s Hospital)
The District of Lake Country has adopted its five-year capital plan (File photo)

Job creation, climate initiatives highlighted in 2022 CRD financial plans

Consolidated budgets total $646 million for CRD, housing corporation and hospital district

The District of Lake Country has adopted its five-year capital plan (File photo)
Sophia Taylor shows the Courier’s Don Bodger her unicorn. (Photo by Selina Taylor)

Sophia running around again like a normal child

Interview with the three-year-old focuses on a deer, not the incident or the hospital

Sophia Taylor shows the Courier’s Don Bodger her unicorn. (Photo by Selina Taylor)
Sophia Taylor plays it cool on the BC Ferries trip home from the mainland. (Photo by Selina Taylor)

Crofton girl back at home after remarkable recovery

Initial prognosis following 20-foot fall didn’t seem like hospital release would happen this soon

Sophia Taylor plays it cool on the BC Ferries trip home from the mainland. (Photo by Selina Taylor)
North Island Gazette file photo

Doctor shortage causes the Port McNeill Hospital to shut down for the weekend

Anyone experiencing a medical emergency should call 911

North Island Gazette file photo
Fernie Alpine Resort turnoff on Hwy. 3. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Man dies after skiing accident at B.C.’s Fernie Alpine Resort

A man died from injuries sustained while skiing at Fernie Alpine Resort over the weekend

Fernie Alpine Resort turnoff on Hwy. 3. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Wanda Smith in her creative space in her home. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Appreciation for ICU care in surviving a life-and-death situation launches ambitious fundraiser

Wanda Smith hopes to raise $25,000 for the new Cowichan District Hospital

Wanda Smith in her creative space in her home. (Photo by Don Bodger)
A nurse tends to a patient in the Intensive Care Unit. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

‘It’s not OK’: BC Nurses’ Union demands better working conditions

BCNU calling on the general public to write their MLAs demanding better conditions for nurses

A nurse tends to a patient in the Intensive Care Unit. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young