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New Lifeguard app launched to help prevent overdoses

To help save more lives and ensure people who use drugs alone have access to the supports they need, the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), in partnership with regional health authorities and Lifeguard Digital Health, has launched a new made-in-B.C. resource called the Lifeguard App.

The app is another tool in the province’s tool box to ensure a comprehensive response to the overdose crisis in British Columbia.

COVID-19 Online Clinic and Information Line: Hours changing June 4

As of June 4, Northern Health’s COVID-19 Online Clinic and Information Line will be changing its hours to:

  • Monday – Friday: 12 pm (noon) – 8 pm
  • Saturday, Sunday, and statutory holidays: 8 am – 4 pm
    • (Note: During weekends and statutory holidays, doctors and nurse practitioners will be available for only a portion of the time.)

The NH COVID-19 Online Clinic and Information Line can be reached at 1-844-645-7811.

Sharing your COVID-19 experience – take the ‘BC COVID-19 SPEAK: Your story, our future’ survey

Northern Health is reminding Northern B.C. residents of an opportunity to share their COVID-19 pandemic experiences and actions, to help inform B.C.’s response and be part of further studies.

A province-wide survey – called ‘BC COVID-19 SPEAK: Your story, our future’ – has been launched to hear about your experiences and actions in the COVID-19 pandemic so far. So far, more than 313,000 British Columbians have shared their stories, including more than 11,500 Northern B.C. residents. More feedback is being sought, particularly from men and seniors in Northern B.C.

Surgery pre-admission changes to keep patients safe

Northern Health is resuming elective surgeries that were postponed due to COVID-19, and we are committed to helping keep patients, medical staff and support staff safe.

NH is implementing plans for telephone pre-admission screening of surgical patients, where available. This new model of care will reduce the need for patients to come to the hospital for in-person visits before their surgeries, and will include telephone assessments, and consultations.