Northern Health

Critical care paramedic Tom and advanced care paramedic Laurence finish up a 14-hour work day after being deployed as part of a BC Emergency Health Services Rapid Response Team deployed to Fort St. James this week to help provide relief to local paramedics and health support workers due to a rising number of COVID-19 cases.. (BC Emergency Health Services photo)

B.C.’s specialized COVID paramedics ‘impressed’ with Fort St. James’ community response

A BC Emergency Health Services team of paramedics deployed to Fort St.…

 

BC Emergency Health Services has deployed a Major Incident Rapid Response Team, based out of Vancouver, to Fort St. James Wednesday, Dec. 9, to help deal with 60-plus COVID-19 positive cases in the community of roughly 1,500. (BC Emergency Health Services photo)

B.C.’s rapid response paramedics arrive in Fort St. James as district reaches 60 COVID-19 cases

BC Emergency Health Services has deployed a Major Incident Rapid Response Team to Fort St. James

 

Hospitals and residential care facilities in the Northern Health region, including Quesnel’s G.R. Baker Memorial Hospital, are now part of the provincial Feed BC program to bring more B.C.-produced and -processed food into health care institutions. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer File Photo)

More B.C. food options coming to Northern Health facilities

Northern Health is now part of the provincial Feed BC program

 

Northern Health is assuring the public it has not declared any COVID-19 public exposure events or outbreaks in the region. (Image courtesy CDC)

COVID-19: Northern Health assuring public it has declared no public exposure events or outbreaks

As of Sept. 17, there are 241 cases in the Northern Health Authority region

Northern Health is assuring the public it has not declared any COVID-19 public exposure events or outbreaks in the region. (Image courtesy CDC)
Northern Health’s Online COVID-19 Clinic and Information Line has experienced “a significant increase” in call volumes in recent weeks, leading to an increase in wait times for assessment and information. The health authority says it is working to add to its staffing pool so it can increase call capacity and increase the hours of operation. (Lindsay Chung - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Northern Health working to reduce Online COVID-19 Clinic and Information Line wait times

The health authority says it’s working to add staff to increase call capacity and hours of operation

Northern Health’s Online COVID-19 Clinic and Information Line has experienced “a significant increase” in call volumes in recent weeks, leading to an increase in wait times for assessment and information. The health authority says it is working to add to its staffing pool so it can increase call capacity and increase the hours of operation. (Lindsay Chung - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Construction on a new modern kitchen will begin this fall at G.R. Baker Memorial Hospital in Quesnel. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer file photo)

New kitchen being built at Quesnel hospital

The same Kamloops-based company chosen for the expansion project will begin construction this month

Construction on a new modern kitchen will begin this fall at G.R. Baker Memorial Hospital in Quesnel. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer file photo)
Northern Health is resuming elective surgeries that were postponed due to COVID-19. (Pixabay photo)

Northern Health resuming elective surgeries

When possible, patients will be assessed through a telephone call prior to surgery, the health agency said.

Northern Health is resuming elective surgeries that were postponed due to COVID-19. (Pixabay photo)
Clockwise from top left, Peace River South MLA Mike Bernier, Northern Health CEO Cathy Ulrich, Northern Health Acting Medical Health Officer Dr. Raina Fumerton, and Stikine MLA Doug Donaldson participate in a Northern Health Authority virtual townhall meeting April 22. (B.C. Government YouTube screenshot)

COVID-19 testing capacity is increasing in the Northern Health region

Many questions about testing were raised during an April 22 virtual townhall meeting

Clockwise from top left, Peace River South MLA Mike Bernier, Northern Health CEO Cathy Ulrich, Northern Health Acting Medical Health Officer Dr. Raina Fumerton, and Stikine MLA Doug Donaldson participate in a Northern Health Authority virtual townhall meeting April 22. (B.C. Government YouTube screenshot)
This map from the City of Quesnel shows where the Riverfront Trail will be closed around G.R. Baker Memorial Hospital, where Early Works construction will begin Feb. 12. (Map courtesy of City of Quesnel)

Riverfront Trail detour, hospital Early Works construction start Feb. 12 in Quesnel

A portion of the popular trail will be closed as site preparation begins for hospital redevelopment

This map from the City of Quesnel shows where the Riverfront Trail will be closed around G.R. Baker Memorial Hospital, where Early Works construction will begin Feb. 12. (Map courtesy of City of Quesnel)
Northern Health is cutting its IV chemotherapy treatment from Haida Gwaii after struggling to find a consistent pharmacy technician. (Pixabay photo)

Without a technician, this type of cancer treatment is being cut from Haida Gwaii

Patients needing IV chemotherapy will have to travel to Prince Rupert or Terrace as of June 21

Northern Health is cutting its IV chemotherapy treatment from Haida Gwaii after struggling to find a consistent pharmacy technician. (Pixabay photo)
A sample of water found in the taps of the diabetes office on the fourth floor of the Prince Rupert Regional Hospital. (Northern Health photo)

Drinking water concerns at northern B.C hospital

Northern Health say the results of the Prince Rupert Hospital water study not due until fall

A sample of water found in the taps of the diabetes office on the fourth floor of the Prince Rupert Regional Hospital. (Northern Health photo)
A sample of water found in the taps of the diabetes office on the fourth floor of the Prince Rupert Regional Hospital. (Northern Health photo)

Muddy water found in taps at B.C. hospital prompts investigation

Northern Health to hire consultant to examine three facilities for potential contamination

A sample of water found in the taps of the diabetes office on the fourth floor of the Prince Rupert Regional Hospital. (Northern Health photo)