Two men from northern B.C. have won $2,500 cash from the B.C. Lung Association after committing to quit smoking for a week in early February. Joey Utz from Smithers and Doug Stewart from Chetwynd were randomly selected as winners from the over 850 men that participated in the Cold Turkey No More campaign that was run by the B.C. Lung Association in partnership with Northern Health.
Expectant mothers in Terrace will benefit from the creation of a new prenatal clinic that is a partnership between local physicians and Northern Health. The clinic will help provide consistent, thorough care to mothers throughout their pregnancy.
“Government is committed to building supports in communities to ensure the very best care for patients,” said Health Minister Terry Lake. “This clinic will provide access to a team of health professionals to help ensure expectant moms in Terrace are able to access and receive consistent care throughout their pregnancies.”
Apply now! IMAGINE Community Grants of up to $5,000 available to community groups, schools, and other partners
Do you have an idea for a project that promotes staying healthy, preventing injury, or preventing disease in your community? Northern Health is now taking applications to provide funding of up to $5,000 for grassroots projects that will improve the well-being of community members across northern B.C.
Northern Health is working with patients and physicians after an audit of radiology exams (CT scan, ultrasound and general x-ray) at Mills Memorial Hospital found inconsistencies with the reading and reporting of medical images. The scans were read by one radiologist, between October 2016 and January 2017. The radiologist is on voluntary leave as the quality concerns are investigated.
At the latest regular board meeting in Mackenzie, the Northern Health board of directors received an update on their commitment to putting the needs of people and families at the core of service delivery. Person and Family Centred Care is an approach to health services that focuses on partnerships between health-care providers, patients and their families, and is core to the values that Northern Health adheres.
Northern Health is in the process of reviewing downtown Prince George health services with a focus on mental health and substance use programs and services including the HIV/AIDS Prevention Program (needle exchange) with the purpose of improving access, reducing duplication, improving the efficiency of services and to explore a service model with potential co-location opportunities.
Protecting children against childhood illness and ensuring they have a healthy future is the focus of the annual Health Day Circuit for local kindergarten students. The program will be running from February 16 to 20 at the Fort St John Health Unit.
Sponsored by Northern Health, the circuit provides a one-stop venue for immunization; vision, dental and hearing screenings, as well as injury prevention and nutritional information. Parents are offered further support if their child is found to be in need.
The University Hospital of Northern BC (UHNBC) in Prince George has welcomed the arrival of a mobile Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) unit to support diagnostic imaging needs during its multi-million dollar MRI replacement project.