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.
The health and well-being of youth and children in Northern BC is the focus of the Northern Health Board report released today. Feeling loved – safe - valued - worthy, having the necessities of life, access to nature and free play, participation in organized activities, and becoming independent were all important characteristics noted during the 2016 consultation series focused on growing up healthy.
Northern Health, the BC Cancer Agency, Integris Credit Union and the Quesnel Women’s Fall Challenge are pleased to announce improved access to better mammography screening in Quesnel, with the completion of upgrades to digital mammography at GR Baker Memorial Hospital.
Northern Health and the BC Cancer Agency are pleased to announce improved access to better mammography screening in Northeast BC, with the installation of a new digital mammography machine at Dawson Creek & District Hospital.
Funding of $1,042,316 for the upgrade to digital mammography, which includes upgraded IT equipment and renovations to support the new unit, was provided by the Province of BC.
As elsewhere in the province, influenza and other viruses that are common at this time of year are affecting the North East region, including Chetwynd.