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Northern Health to help provide kindergarten students with a healthy start in Smithers

Protecting children against illness and ensuring they have a healthy future is the focus of the annual Kindergarten Health Fair for local children entering Kindergarten in September 2019. The free program will be running April 24, 25, and 26, 2019 at the Smithers Public Health Unit.

Sponsored by Northern Health, the event 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.

IMAGINE Grants – Health Happens in Community

Northern Health is looking for community partners with ideas for projects that will improve the health of those living, working, learning and playing in northern BC.  The call for applications to apply for the latest round of IMAGINE Community Grants is now open.

IMAGINE grants provide funding to community organizations, service agencies, Indigenous organizations, schools, municipalities, regional districts, and other partners with projects that support northerners in their efforts to stay healthy. 

Dawson Creek and District Hospital remains open, services continue following minor fire

Dawson Creek and area residents are advised that Dawson Creek & District Hospital remains open, as the facility recovers from a small fire inside the hospital earlier today.

The hospital’s emergency department, inpatient areas, oncology services, laboratory and medical imaging departments are fully operational. Patients can continue to access these services as they normally would.

NH Board meeting highlights: projects, partnerships and philanthropy

Northern Health’s Board of Directors discussed progress on capital planning, recent recruitment successes, and the valued support from foundations & auxiliaries at its most recent meeting in Valemount.

Board members heard an update from Northern Health staff on its work with the Ministry of Health on capital plans at various stages of development, including the business planning for hospital replacements in Terrace, Fort St. James, and Dawson Creek & District Hospital and an ICU/Emergency Department at GR Baker Hospital in Quesnel.