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Reconciliation Wall

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day September 30th, 2021 Trigger Warning – The information and material presented here may be triggering to some individuals, and may cause unpleasant feelings or thoughts. Many individuals find it helpful to discuss these feelings in a supportive and trusting environment. Please reach out to the…

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Overdose prevention – when and where it’s needed

Last year there were 283 overdose deaths recorded in the Interior Health region. The highest yearly total yet. To prevent more of these tragic and preventable deaths, the province has developed a new way for health-care staff to safely support people who require overdose prevention services. These services include having health-care staff observe drug consumption…

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We are IH: Dr. Doug Neufeld

We are IH is a recognition campaign to spotlight Interior Health employees and medical staff – through pictures and stories. Name: Doug Neufeld (he/him) Job Title: Physician Years of Service: More than 40 years Worksite: Cariboo Memorial Hospital Community: Williams Lake Ancestral Territory: Secwépemc (Se-huep-m)/Shuswap Interior Salish Favourite Quote: "If they can do it, why…

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Care during unusual times

I’ve always looked forward to spring and summer. Spending time in my garden, extra time with my grandchildren, and travelling to scenic spots in our trailer are some of the typical highlights. But I’ll remember the summer of 2021 for very different reasons. A pandemic, the tremendous heat waves and an awful wildfire season to…

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Safe and respectful maternal and newborn care

During pregnancy, labour, and delivery, many First Nations, Inuit and Métis people experience significant barriers to accessing care. This can lead to a higher risk of poor maternal and newborn health. But there are ways to make a difference. One is to get informed. The National Aboriginal Council of Midwives and Patients for Patient Safety…

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Provincial and regional restrictions

The following provincial and regional restrictions are in place in the Interior region to stop the spread of COVID-19. These restrictions are made by the Provincial Health Officer (PHO) and Interior Health Medical Health Officers under the Public Health Act. You now need proof of vaccination to access some events, services and businesses with the…

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COVID-19 vaccine information

  Everyone 12 + (born in 2009 or earlier) can get their first and second dose of the vaccine by drop-in or by appointment. Visit our COVID-19 Immunization Clinic page for clinic locations and times. If you prefer, you can also register and book your appointment for your first dose. You only need to register once.  …

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Heading back to school

September is an exciting time of year as kids like me head back to school. I'm especially excited this year because we have a vaccine that will be the best way to get us back to doing all the things we love. Over the summer I got my second COVID-19 vaccine. This was really important…

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We are IH: David Baclig

We are IH is a recognition campaign to spotlight Interior Health employees and medical staff – through pictures and stories. Name: David Baclig (he/him) Job Title: Housekeeper Years of Service: One Worksite: Kelowna General Hospital Community: Kelowna Ancestral Territory: “Syilx” (Saay-ilks) / Okanagan Interior Salish Favourite Quote:  "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."…